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April 12, 2022

Last week, Interpol premiered “Toni”, the first single from their new album ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’, released July 15th on Matador. The song was accompanied by the opening instalment of a two-part film directed by Van Alpert (Post Malone, Machine Gun Kelly), which has since garnered over a quarter of a million views on YouTube.

Today, Interpol release the second and concluding part, as well as unveil new song ‘Something Changed’. Watch HERE. Singer Paul Banks says: “In ‘Something Changed,’ part two of our short film with Van Alpert, reality and reverie converge and our two lead characters find themselves in a kind of dream state – being pursued inexorably by an ominous figure (played by myself.) The lives of the three are intertwined in a nebula of fear, retribution, desire, and defiance. Who will receive their just deserts? Stay tuned and find out.”

Director Van Alpert: “Paul and I like the idea that ‘Something Changed’ would be like a dream. It’s as if our two main characters wake up from what happened in ‘Toni’ and their lives are irreparably different. They are now on the run from some dark force that is a bit more primal and encroaching.”

Still in shape, my methods refined,” sings Paul Banks on “Toni”, the opening track from Interpol’s 7th LP ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’. The album breaks fresh ground for the group: parallel to exploring the sinister undercurrents of contemporary life, Interpol’s new songs are imbued with pastoral longing and newfound grace. Daniel Kessler’s serpentine guitar arrangements crest skywards, Samuel Fogarino shatters his percussive precision into strange metres, while Paul Banks’ sonorous voice exudes a vulnerability that is likely to catch most long-term fans of the band off guard. After all, says Banks, “there’s always a seventh time for a first impression.”

Interpol play the Roundhouse in London for two nights on June 14-15 and some of their biggest worldwide shows to date throughout the year, including the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles and City Palacio De Los Deportes arena in Mexico City.

Full dates, album tracklisting and artwork can be found below the album bio by Gabriel Szatan.

‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’ began remotely across 2020. In early 2021, Interpol reconvened to flesh out new material at a rented home in the Catskills, before completing it later that year in North London, working for the first time with production veteran Flood (Mark Ellis), as well as teaming up again with former co-producer Alan Moulder.

Writing on their own in those geographically-dispersed early stages gave the members a way out of their respective heads: “We really extracted the honey out of this situation”, says Fogarino. Kessler echoes the sentiment: “Working alone was raw at first, but has opened up a vivid new chapter for us.” In the Interpol Venn Diagram, each member found a way of expanding their individual circle in perfect harmony.

On ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’, a deep interpersonal understanding means each member respects the other’s respective strengths better than ever, letting Interpol’s elemental qualities shine through. Song by song, Kessler sketches the architectural blueprint (invariably while watching a film — locus of inspiration for almost every song in the band’s catalogue), Banks frames artwork on the wall, then Fogarino arranges the furniture to have a certain positioning and intent.

Interpol: their methods refined, still in terrific shape.

– Gabriel Szatan

The Other Side Of Make-Believe


  1. Toni
  2. Fables
  3. Into The Night
  4. Mr Credit
  5. Something Changed
  6. Renegade Hearts
  7. Passenger
  8. Greenwich
  9. Gran Hotel
  10. Big Shot City
  11. Go Easy (Palermo)


Apr 25 Dallas TX, US The Factory in Deep Ellum

Apr 26 Austin TX, US Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

Apr 28 Tempe AZ, US Marquee Theatre

Apr 29 San Diego CA, US Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Apr 30 Berkeley CA, US Greek Theatre

May 2  Salt Lake City UT, US Union Event Center (The Union)

May 3  Denver CO, US Mission Ballroom

May 5  St. Paul MN, US Palace Theatre

May 6  Chicago IL, US Aragon Ballroom

May 7  Detroit  MI, US The Fillmore

May 8  Cleveland OH, US Agora Theatre & Ballroom

May 10 Washington DC, US The Anthem

May 11 Boston MA, US Roadrunner

May 13 Philadelphia PA, US The Met Philadelphia

May 14 Brooklyn NY, US Kings Theatre

May 15 Brooklyn NY, US Kings Theatre

May 21 Pasadena CA, US Just Like Heaven Festival

May 28 Mexico City, MX Palacio de los Deportes

Jun 8 Barcelona ES, Sala Apolo

Jun 9 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival

Jun 11 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival

Jun 12 Berlin, GE Tempelhof Sounds Festival

Jun 14 London, UK The Roundhouse

Jun 15 London, UK The Roundhouse

Jun 16 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique (AB)

Jun 18 Paris, FR Salle Pleyel

Jun 19 Landgraaf, NE Pinkpop Festival

Aug 25 Asbury Park NJ, US Stone Pony Summer Stage

Aug 26 Toronto ON, CA Budweiser Stage

Aug 27 Portland ME, US Thompson’s Point

Aug 28 Providence RI, US Bold Point Pavilion

Aug 30 Columbus OH, US KEMBA Live! Outdoor

Sep 1 Cincinnati OH, US Andrew J. Brady Music Center

Sep 2 Atlanta GA, US The Eastern

Sep 3  Asheville NC, US Rabbit Rabbit

Sep 6  Pittsburgh PA, US Stage AE Outdoors

Sep 8  Indianapolis IN, US TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park

Sep 9  St Louis MO, US Stifel Theatre

Sep 10 Oklahoma City OK, US The Criterion

Sep 13 Las Vegas NV, US The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Sep 14 Paso Robles CA, US Vina Robles Amphitheatre

Sep 16 Seattle WA, US Paramount Theatre

Sep 17 Portland OR, US Pioneer Courthouse Square

Sep 18 Portland OR, US Pioneer Courthouse Square