Interpol have often been dismissed as gloomy Joy Division copycats, but not by anyone who’s ever really listened to them.
Their songs might start darkily enough but before you know it there’s a killer bassline and a sing-out-loud chorus and what you thought was a broody ballad has turned into a stomping indie dancefloor anthem.
The dapper New Yorkers have played Barcelona before but never with this line-up. Much to the disappointment of fans, the band’s bassist, co-songwriter and poster boy, Carlos Dengler, left the band earlier this year. Hard though it is to imagine their live show without his lugubrious frame, impeccable tailoring and low-slung bass, if the new self-titled album is anything to go by, Interpol give the impression they still have plenty of tricks up their sleeves