Interpol are a band of three very individual artists, with a myriad of tastes and influences behind them. Like all their records, El Pintor is a rich texture of sounds and ideas - adding up to an album that's as cinematic and poetic as it is rhythmic and real. So, as part of Interpol's takeover of Gigwise, we asked them what they'd be listening to, reading and watching over the last year.
Refreshingly, it's not neccessarily what you might expect. You won't find the normal names that are unfairly thrown at the band, but instead their picks of the best hip-hop, rising alt-rock, arthouse and blockbuster cinema, as well as a few legendary names thrown in for good measure.
Here's Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino telling us what they've been enjoying in their spare time lately.