New Yorkers impress at NME Awards show...

Interpol have made no secret of their intention to get back into the studio.

The New York band last released a full studio album in 2010, with the intervening period finding the group focussing on solo endeavours.

Returning to live duties, Interpol were installed as headliners for the NME Awards tour, alongside Circa Waves, Royal Blood and Temples.

The tour ended in London last night (March 27th) at a sold out Brixton Academy. The historic venue groaned under the weight of fans thronging to catch the four band bill, with perhaps the biggest cheer of the night reserved for Interpol.

The band blazed through a career spanning set, opening with a powerful rendition of 'Say Hello To The Angels'. A confident, strident return, Interpol also included three new tracks.

'My Desire' and 'Anywhere' are already firm fixtures in the band's live set, and sounded neatly at home amidst the group's set. Simply put: it sounds like classic Interpol, with all that entails.

New addition 'All The Rage Back Home' took slightly longer to make an impression, with Interpol halting their first rendition as singer Paul Banks told the crowd: "That was a bad version... we can play that better."

An imposing, quite dark new track, 'All The Rage Back Home' rumbles with a rare intensity, with the band's melancholia seeping into anger.

Ending the set with a triumphant 'Slow Hands' Interpol quickly returned for a brisk three song encore. Thanking the crowd, Paul Banks said: "This has been our first time out in a while. Thanks to NME, thanks to all the other bands and thanks to you all for coming out. It's been a lot of fun."

Set list
Say Hello to the Angels
My Desire 
The Heinrich Maneuver 
Not Even Jail 
Take You on a Cruise 
All The Rage 
Back Home 
Hands Away 
Slow Hands

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