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An Irish based alternative music blog. Music news, gigs, live reviews, album reviews... You'll find them here. If you want anything featured or removed, please shout. I hope you'll discover something new to love on this little experiment of mine. Currently editing the Music Section of the UCC Express and contributing to Motley magazine on campus, as well as writing for PopCultureMonster and 4FortyFour. Always looking for new projects so please get in touch if interested. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Track Review: Interpol "Lights"

Last Thursday, a new track from New York's finest (well....) Interpol. Sufficient excitement surrounded this - and understandably so as it was the first thing they've put out since 2007's magnificent Our Love To Admire.

Clocking in at 5 minutes 39 seconds, the track is typical Interpol affair. Dark and gloomy - Interpol at their very best. For the first three and a half minutes, the track is building. It feels like an intro to a new album - similar to Pioneer to the Falls from the last album, and Untitled from the debut.

At the 3:30 mark the song explodes into life with the repeat of the chorus line "that's why I hold you, dear". After the four minute mark this refrain takes hold with the jangly guitar that we are used to from Interpol and the song takes on a life of it's own. Great stuff.

A really strong opener from Interpol - hopefully an indicator of album number 4. There are no details confirmed about the new album. Download "Lights" below.

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