Interpol

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": indie indie rock post-punk alternative rock alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Although the New York City, USA-based quartet Interpol shares some of the same garage rock elements as the Strokes and the White Stripes, the band’s affection for the disparate sounds of late 70s UK post-punk outfit Joy Division gave them a different edge to the aforementioned acts.

Formed during 1998, the band’s original line-up featured New York University students Paul Banks (3 May 1978, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, England; vocals/guitar), Daniel Kessler (b. 25 September 1974, London, England; guitar/vocals), Carlos Dengler (b. 23 April 1974, USA; bass) and Greg Drudy (drums). The quartet spent the next two years finding their footing musically and jamming in run-down rehearsal rooms, before Drudy was replaced by Sam Fogarino (b. Samuel Fogarino, 9 August 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), who the others knew from a record store they frequented. Interpol almost immediately began playing local live shows, and landed opening gigs...

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