When Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino spilled the beans recently about the band’s plans to release their fourth full-length album early next year, he claimed that they were plotting a return to the “sonic-defining tag” from their debut album, Turn On the Bright Lights. In a Q&A with BBC 6, however, frontman Paul Banks dropped some hints about their new “elegant, orchestral” sounds and questioned Fogarino’s statements.
“I don’t even know what [Fogarino]’s talking about,” Banks said, before musing that perhaps he was referring to guitarist Daniel Kessler’s guitar chord progressions, which will be “drenched” in reverb for LP4.
In fact, Banks says that “there’s some really classical stuff going on,” as bassist Carlos Dengler “has gone to total new levels of crazy sophisticated orchestration” in the interim since their last record.
Sounds to me like a brilliant step forward. For more on Interpol’s next record go here.