‘Fine Mess’ continues the invigorated creative spirit of 2018’s triumphant Top Ten album Marauder, presenting Interpol at their more urgent and essential – with Paul Banks’ feverish vocals and haunted lyrics telling of “a sanguine and starry pair, buoyed and dashed alike by their own dreams and appetites” interlocking with Daniel Kessler’s serpentine riffs and Sam Fogarino’s thundering rhythm section, distilled around the seditious refrain: ‘you and me / make a fine mess’.
Ahead of a busy worldwide tour and festival season with Primavera, NOS Primavera and Best Kept Secret already announced, ‘Fine Mess’ is further testament to a band at their peak, and the first chapter in what promises to be yet another eventful year for Interpol. Alongside, the band have announced the addition of further worldwide tour dates, including a pair of UK headline shows in Leeds and Brighton on June 25th and 26th, respectively. The full current set of upcoming dates can be found below.
Sat 1st Heartland Festival, Denmark
Sun 2nd Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
Fri 7th NOS Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, Portugal
Tues 25th O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
Weds 26th Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK