Album artwork for The Other Side of Make-Believe by Interpol
Album artwork for The Other Side of Make-Believe by Interpol

Purchase The Other Side of Make Believe on any format before 17:00, Monday 25th July for a chance to win a limited print of a photograph featured in the Atiba Jefferson x Interpol exhibit shot by Atiba while recording in London with Flood and Moulder. If you have already purchased the album you will be automatically entered into the draw*.

*No purchase necessary entry here.

If fate didn’t quite ordain the circumstances for Interpol’s seventh album, it was at least fortunate that the band had happily concluded their Marauder cycle on stage in front of 30 thousand-odd Peruvian fans. Rather than be sent scrambling like so many other musicians on tour or promoting new music, when lockdown clamped in March 2020, Interpol quickly got into a productive mood.

Coming from a group whose early work was characterised by Polish knife-wielders and incarcerated serial killers, you might expect Interpol’s pandemic record to be an emotional tar pit — doubly so, given the presence of towering producer-engineer duo Flood and Moulder on the boards. But Banks felt the call to push in a “counterbalancing” direction, with paeans to mental resilience and the quiet power of going easy. “The nobility of the human spirit is to recover and rebound,” he says. “Yeah, I could focus on how fucked everything is, but I feel now is the time when being hopeful is necessary, and a still-believable emotion within what makes Interpol Interpol.”

Interpol

The Other Side of Make-Believe

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£22.99

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Album artwork for The Other Side of Make-Believe by Interpol
CD

£10.99

Released 15/07/2022Catalogue Number

OLE1875CD

Album artwork for The Other Side of Make-Believe by Interpol
LP

£21.99

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Released 15/07/2022Catalogue Number

OLE1875LP

Interpol

The Other Side of Make-Believe

Matador
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Album artwork for Album artwork for The Other Side of Make-Believe by Interpol by The Other Side of Make-Believe - Interpol
Album artwork for The Other Side of Make-Believe by Interpol
LP+

£22.99

Red
Released 15/07/2022Catalogue Number

OLE1875LPE

Album artwork for The Other Side of Make-Believe by Interpol
CD

£10.99

Released 15/07/2022Catalogue Number

OLE1875CD

Album artwork for The Other Side of Make-Believe by Interpol
LP

£21.99

Black
Released 15/07/2022Catalogue Number

OLE1875LP

Purchase The Other Side of Make Believe on any format before 17:00, Monday 25th July for a chance to win a limited print of a photograph featured in the Atiba Jefferson x Interpol exhibit shot by Atiba while recording in London with Flood and Moulder. If you have already purchased the album you will be automatically entered into the draw*.

*No purchase necessary entry here.

If fate didn’t quite ordain the circumstances for Interpol’s seventh album, it was at least fortunate that the band had happily concluded their Marauder cycle on stage in front of 30 thousand-odd Peruvian fans. Rather than be sent scrambling like so many other musicians on tour or promoting new music, when lockdown clamped in March 2020, Interpol quickly got into a productive mood.

Coming from a group whose early work was characterised by Polish knife-wielders and incarcerated serial killers, you might expect Interpol’s pandemic record to be an emotional tar pit — doubly so, given the presence of towering producer-engineer duo Flood and Moulder on the boards. But Banks felt the call to push in a “counterbalancing” direction, with paeans to mental resilience and the quiet power of going easy. “The nobility of the human spirit is to recover and rebound,” he says. “Yeah, I could focus on how fucked everything is, but I feel now is the time when being hopeful is necessary, and a still-believable emotion within what makes Interpol Interpol.”