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Latest Bassist, Dave Pajo, Leaves Interpol

Saturday, 5th Mar 2011

The American Indie Band Lose Second Bassist within the Last Year

Back in May 2010 the bassist of Interpol, Carlos Dengler, announced his departure from the band having performed with them since they emerged in the latter half of the 1990s. He was replaced by Dave Pajo as a touring member and before he has even had a chance to appear on any of their recordings he himself has announced his departure from the group. It means that Interpol will now be touring with a new bassist in the form of Brad Traux – known to audiences from bands like Home.

The band retains members Paul Banks (vocalist and guitarist), Dan Kessler (guitarist) and Sam Fogarino (drummer) and revealed that there is no rift between them and Pajo, with the announcement pointing out that his departure is due to family commitments. But the stage is set for them to continue to work as a band; touring and recording with songs under their belt such as “No I in Threesome”, “Say Hello to the Angels” and “The Heinrich Manouvre”, among others. So anyone with indie tickets to witness them live can still expect to hear the band perform.

Though they had formed in the 1990s, Interpol first released a studio album in 2002 with the name “Turn on the Bright Lights” and across the last decade they released “Antics” in 2004, “Our Love to Admire” in 2007 and “Interpol” in 2010. As an indie band they occupy a scene that also features the likes of Editors and Arcade Fire, among others, and fans of the genre are likely to be pleased that the latest loss of a bassist has not jeopardised the output of the band. So whilst Carlos Dengler and Dave Pajo are both gone, audiences have not heard the last of Interpol and continue to perform with Brad Traux.

The band is also taking to the stage across the country this month with appearances at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth, plus further performances at Colston Hall in Bristol and the Corn Exchange over in Bedford.

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