Interpol: Midnight Chats – Episode 51

We're back - with more musicians sharing stories about getting busted by the NYPD

Back in June we announced some new plans with Midnight Chats – and here we are. It’s all based on making more episodes. Instead of a new podcast every fortnight, starting now, there will be a new Midnight Chats every Thursday at midnight. This series begins now, and will run up until Christmas. We’ve already recorded a bunch, and we’re looking forward to sharing them.

This is a great one to kick off this fresh run of conversations. Back in the summer – when the UK was baking in a summer heatwave and Harry Maguire became a national heartthrob – I met up with Interpol’s Daniel Kessler. The New York band were in London supporting The Cure at Hyde Park. He talked about his memories of visiting the UK for the first time with the group and recording a Maida Vale session for John Peel, recently marking the anniversary of their acclaimed debut ‘Turn on the Bright Lights’ and getting busted by the cops at Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Manhattan rehearsal space during the making of their latest album ‘Marauder’. It’s good to be back.