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July 13, 2022

Ahead of the release of their seventh album The Other Side Of Make-Believe this Friday (July 15th), Interpol have released new single and video ‘Gran Hotel’. Watch the Malia James-directed video HERE. Paul Banks says: “The lyrics to Gran Hotel tell a story of grief and heartbreak, of a character processing loss. Working with a fantastic camera crew and with the help of two very talented actors, Malia created a powerful video that conveys the events that lead to that loss. It’s a work of art filled with mood and color that we are very proud to share with you.”

The new song follows the two-part short film for singles ‘Toni’ and ‘Something Changed’ and emerging live favoriteFables’.

Coinciding with the album release, this week commences Big Shot City – a global Interpol exhibition and pop-up shop in collaboration with photographer Atiba Jefferson and Brain Dead Clothing. The exhibition will run July 15-17 in London and take place simultaneously in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Tokyo. A full list of dates for each city can be found below.

Each event/space will host a gallery of Jefferson’s exclusive photographs of Interpol, captured throughout the making of the record, alongside special items available for purchase, including limited-edition Interpol x Brain Dead t-shirts (2x designs), an exclusive zine of Jefferson’s photographs designed by Brain Dead, and ultra-limited Jefferson-designed skateboards in partnership with Girl Skateboards. In-person meet-and-greets and Q&A’s with band members, Jefferson and Brain Dead will also take place at some of the events.


Big Shot City exhibition events:

LA: Hosted at the Brain Dead Studios, July 14 – 16

NYC: Hosted at 155 Lafayette Street,  July 13 – 16

MX City: Hosted at Not A Gallery, July 16 – 17

Tokyo: Hosted at Brain Dead’s space in Harajuku – July 15

London: Hosted at Truman’s Brewery – July 15 – 17

Additionally for release weekend, Interpol play a run of sold-out album release shows in London.

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.

Read the full album bio HERE

Pre-order The Other Side Of Make-Believe –

Stream ‘Gran Hotel’ –