"We didn't have a plan," admits guitarist Daniel Kessler. "We weren't like 'We need to make a new Interpol record'. Obviously it was a new chapter being without Carlos for the first time."
But the 'new chapter' of Interpol is much more than another album - it's a band finding a new lease of life and becoming a more highly evolved version of themselves. El Pintor is Interpol back, and better than ever. As part of our Interpol takeover, they've given us an in-depth picture of what went into the creation of the album.
Watch Interpol's making of El Pintor documentary exclusively on Gigwise below
The video shows Dan Kessler, frontman Paul Banks and Sam Fogarino being more upfront and direct than ever - just like the record itself. It's also the perfect accompaniment to the rest of Interpol's Gigwise takeover, as the band delve deep into what brought them back to the airwaves, the organic and natural process they enjoyed and the effervescent energy that drives El Pintor with so much conviction and life.
Go behind the scenes, in the studio and on the road with Interpol, as they tell the story of one of the finest records of their career.
Watch the exclusive Gigwise premiere of the making of El Pintor below
Interpol release El Pintor on 8 September.
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