Interpol — A Fine Mess EP (17 May, 2019)                     Interpol — A Fine Mess EP (17 May, 2019) Pamela MÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃéndez ÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃâ Time (22 Feb 2019)Formed: 1998 in New York, NY
Location: New York, NY
Album release: 17 May, 2019
Recorded: Tarbox Road Studios (Cassadaga, NY)
Record Label: Matador Records
Duration:     17:50
1. Fine Mess    3:16
2. No Big Deal    3:50
3. Real Life    4:27
4. The Weekend    3:04
5. Thrones    3:13
Paul Banks — vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar
Daniel Kessler — lead guitar
Sam Fogarino — drums, percussion
Review by Adam Turner~Heffer | 14 May 2019
⊂★⊃     Interpol, the band who once, briefly, shone brightest during the New York post~punk revival of the early 2000s, are on something of a redemptive arc. After a real creative slump at the turn of the decade, the sad result of a drawn~out decline, the band went on hiatus after losing bass powerhouse Carlos Dengler and a desire to reassess what the band Interpol meant going forward.
⊂★⊃     They emerged out the other side as a trio with a renewed vigour for their craft; sure, nothing quite hit the heights of their first two~and~a~half records, but they were back to making stronger sounding material with 2014’s El Pintor. Last year’s Marauder continued the band’s winning streak, solidifying their definitive sound. New EP A Fine Mess is the off~cuts from last year’s full~length and — perhaps because of its short nature at just five tracks — possibly their best post~hiatus release yet.
⊂★⊃     Opener Fine Mess is the kind of simple motif the band have been missing for a while now, and Real Life is one of the band’s catchiest efforts in some time. There is forever a nagging feeling with Interpol, however, that they have settled into their sound. While it’s an improvement from their lowest ebbs, it will equally never match their highest peaks.
Listen to: Fine Mess, Real Life, The Weekend