Interpol is an American rock band from New York City. Formed in 1997, the band's original line-up
consisted of Paul
Banks, Daniel Kessler, Carlos Dengler and Greg Drudy.
New York City, New York
Indie rock, post-punk revival
Paul Banks -
vocals, guitar (1997-present)
Daniel Kessler -
guitar, vocals (1997-present)
Sam Fogarino -
drums, percussion (2000-present)
Greg Drudy -
drums, percussion (1997-2000)
Carlos Dengler -
bass guitar, keyboards (1997-2010)
The band had trouble choosing a name at first. Daniel Kessler said
"It got to the point where I was like,
'Guys, we're getting decent crowds, but like... we don't have a name so no one knows
who to go see again'".
The band considered 'Las Armas', and 'The French Letters' before adopting Interpol.
(Interpol is the International Criminal Police Organization
headquartered in Lyon, France)