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Review: Interpol – El Pintor

On El Pintor, Interpol’s fifth studio album, the New York post-punk revivalists return as an incomplete but powerful version of their former selves. Spanish for “The Painter”, as well as a convenient anagram of Interpol, El Pintor sits heavily under the weight of artistic stresses and the memory of its disappointing predecessor. It’s an album […]

Album Reviews

Paul Banks – Banks

You can forgive Paul Banks for hiding behind an alter-ego on his 2009 release Julian Plenti is… Skyscraper, the first solo effort for the enigmatic Interpol frontman. In removing this mask for his second solo album – the succinctly titled Banks – he further isolates his art from the collective works of Interpol, experimenting with […]


Listen: Paul Banks (Interpol) Announces New Album ‘Banks’ + New Single

Interpol frontman Paul Banks has announced the details of his second solo album, naming it Banks, along with releasing the album cover and tracklisting. The first single (and opening track) from the album, titled The Base, has also been released, which you can listen to below. The new album follows up on his EP Julian […]


Listen: Paul Banks (Interpol) New Single ‘Summertime Is Coming’

Paul Banks has released the first taste of his new solo EP by releasing a free download of his track Summertime Is Coming (which you can listen to below). It’s been three years since the Interpol frontman introduced his solo alter ego, Julian Plenti, with Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper in 2009. But he’ll be releasing […]


Interpol’s Paul Banks Announces ‘Julian Plenti Lives…’ New Solo EP

It’s been three years since Interpol frontman Paul Banks introduced his solo alter ego, Julian Plenti, with Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper in 2009. Now he’ll be releasing a new solo EP, but this time under his own name, titling the release Julian Plenti Lives…. The 5-track EP looks to be the precursor to a new […]

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