UPDATE July 1:
Paul Banks (Interpol) on touring with Morrissey; clarification on Hot Press quote
Interpol's Paul Banks on the band's formative years as contemporaries of The Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, their decision to tour with Morrissey, and more.
Interview by Ed Power (20 June, 2019).
Interpol have received a more mixed response to the announcement that they are to go on the road in the US with Morrissey this autumn. Some corners of the Twittersphere are unhappy that the band are sharing the bill with an artist accused of proselytising unacceptable views.
"It's easy for me not to support Morrissey, as his solo output is garbage," tweeted Chris Marron of London indie outfit Hanabi The Band. "But I'm also willing to not support any of the acts who work with him or tour with him."
"We thought it would be a good show for our band," says Banks. "That's how I'm looking at it. I don't get too much into the other stuff."