With three critically acclaimed albums under their belt in 2011 NYC indie band Interpol decided to embark on a hiatus to pursue alternative projects, now almost 14 years since they last played in Scotland Interpol bring their 5th studio album ‘El Pintor’ to the stage of Glasgow’s Barrowlands.

Support act ‘Slaves’ deserve a mention as they were simply amazing, the energetic duo grabbed the Barras by the balls for half an hour and refused to let go until they had delivered their loud message…brilliant

Tonight’s gig happened to fall on Valentine’s Day…traditionally a night for lovers so was tonight going to be a big love fest or a smokey one night stand.

Opening with ‘Say Hello To The Angels’ from their brilliant debut album ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ the crowd was treated to classic Interpol… the baritone vocals of Paul Banks complimented by the rhythmic harmonized guitar playing of Daniel Kessler. Tracks from the new album ’El Pintor’ ‘Anywhere’, ‘My Blue Supreme’, ‘Not Even In Jail’ and ‘ Slow Hands’ were generally well received but the biggest applause was kept for the older material mainly from the second album ‘Antics’ in particular ‘Evil’ for me the oustandiing track of the night. Interpol for the uninitiated may seem a bit dirge but for the hardcore fans they delivered a euphoric set and a classic gig even rewarding their support with a double encore ending with ‘Untitled’

All images copyright © Stuart Westwood Photography 2015