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Interpol – A Fine Mess



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Recorded during time spent in upstate New York

with Dave Fridmann, the five songs that make up

‘A Fine Mess’ gradually emerged as a body of work

with a narrative and flow unto itself. The title

track, the BBC 6 Music-playlisted ‘Fine Mess’, then

received further production from Kaines and Tom

A.D. and mixing from Claudius Mittendorfer, who

had first worked with Interpol as engineer on ‘Our

Love To Admire’.

 The resulting set is a living, breathing postcard

from the band to their fans as they tour the world

throughout 2019 and a linear continuation of the

visceral and contagious energy set loose with


 Echoing its title, the artwork for ‘A Fine Mess’ is

illustrated by a series of lost images, recovered

from an abandoned police station in Detroit, MI.

Amongst the rubble in a crumbling evidence room

an undeveloped roll of film, dated ‘1-20-96’,

featured latent images of a breaking and entering

scene, the rooms in chaos.

 From the beguiling refrain of the title track, to the

soulful topsy-turvy of ‘No Big Deal’, cathartic

chorus of long sought-after live favourite ‘Real

Life’, anthemic swell of ‘The Weekend’ and angular

shades of ‘Thrones’, ‘A Fine Mess’ is

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