If you’re one of the diehard Interpol fans who have been hanging out for a new album since their last studio effort in 2014, then we’ve got good news for you, with the band announcing that their new record is in the final stages of completion.
Back in January of 2017, Interpol announced that they’re already hard at work on their new album, the follow-up to 2014’s El Pintor. While they didn’t make any promises about the new record at the time which have since gone unfulfilled, the only thing that they confirmed is that the new album was “due for release through Matador Records in 2018.” Now, it seems like we’re closer to seeing the final product.
Taking to Instagram recently, the band shared a somewhat cryptic photo in which they revealed that their new album is in the mastering stages, meaning that it’s pretty close to the release stage.
Interpol’s last album, El Pintor, was released in September of 2014, putting an end to their longest gap between albums at that point. The release of this album also saw the group visit Australia for the last time, with the band announced for the Splendour In The Grass lineup that year, though that was their only show in the country that time around.
Since then, the band have embarked on a world tour in support of the 15th anniversary of their debut album, Turn On The Bright Lights, but sadly didn’t make their way down to Australia – much to the dismay of countless Aussie fans.
Here’s hoping that if this new album sees its release soon, it might be followed by another long-overdue Aussie tour.