At least two bands are named after the acronym for the International Criminal Police Organisation.
is an indie rock band based in New York City, United States
, that took an important part in the post-punk revival
of the 2000s. The band consists of Paul Banks
(vocals and guitar), Sam Fogarino
(drums), and Daniel Kessler
(guitar and backing vocals).
The band's sound is generally a mix of staccato bass and rhythmic, harmonized guitar, with a snare heavy mix, drawing comparisons to post-punk bands such as Joy Division
and The Chameleons
The band formed in 1998 when Daniel Kessler met drummer Greg Drudy
, previously a member of post-hardcore
band Joshua Fit for Battle
and Hot Cross
, on the New York University campus. Kessler later added Carlos D. on the bass after meeting him in a history class. The line-up was complete after Kessler ran into Paul Banks, a friend whom he had met in Paris. In 2000, Sam Fogarino, whom the band knew through his job at a local record store, replaced Drudy. Carlos Dengler
, who was responsible for bass and keyboards, left the band in 2010, and hasn't been replaced, but announced various names to help them perform live.
The band released Direction
on the soundtrack of the television program 'Six Feet Under' on June 28, 2005. Shortly thereafter they left Matador
for a major label.
Our Love To Admire
was released on July 10, 2007 in the USA (July 9 in the UK) to generally favorable reviews. The Heinrich Maneuver
was its first single.
Their self-titled LP was released on September 7th 2010 and the tracks Barricade
, Summer Well
, and Try It On
have been issued as singles.
There was also a German band called Interpol
, active in the late 60s and early 70s as part of the emerging krautrock
scene. They were associated with the famous early Krautrock band Floh De Cologne