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I05Zenith, Munich, Germany
12th March 2011
Interpol Matthew Dear

Saturday the way led us to the Zenith in Munich to see the band INTERPOL. Actually, they should appear in the Kesselhaus, but because so many tickets have been sold before, the event was moved.

Matthew Dear

MATTHEW DEAR is a DJ, producer of Techno music and Indie musician from New York. With his album ‘Asa Breed’ appeared in 2007, nevertheless, his predilections for Wave and Pop came out stronger. His current album ‘Black City’ was released in 2010. Moreover, there are also several productions of him which have appeared under the pseudonym FALSE.


Music & Performance
Finally at 8:30pm, MATTHEW DEAR appeared on stage with half-hour delay. Fans still came at that time to the hall which was not particularly filled yet. 45 minutes, MATTHEW DEAR fairly took care to bring mood into the hall. Nevertheless, the fans were quite apathetic and gave not really a lot of attention to the strains and achievements of the artist on the stage. This was a pity, because in my opinion, MATTHEW DEAR offered an absolutely diverse and of course interesting programme. When he and his musicians left the stage, unfortunately, only the scantiest applause came what was not quite nice.

Music: 7
Performance: 6
Sound: 6
Light: 7
Total: 6.5 / 10



INTERPOL is a Post-Punk band from New York City which was founded in 1998. Their sound is a mixture of melancholy Post-Punk and New Wave of English bands of the early 80s. In the meantime, they have published four albums, their latest one‚ 'Interpol’, was released in 2010. It reached place 13 in the German charts and is therefore their most successful album up to now in Germany. Singer Paul Banks published his first solo album called 'Julian Plenti is… Skyscraper' under the name JULIAN PLENTI in 2009.

Music & Performance
After a really short rebuilding break, INTERPOL entered the stage and, in the meantime, the hall was well filled. The band offered a wide choice of songs from all four albums. Unfortunately, the sound was not the best what was caused, however, rather by the Zenith - for this it is known…


The brightly mixed audience was not cheerful also with the main act and thus people danced and banged only completely sporadically. Enthusiasm or even fairly good mood also did not want to arise here. Occasionally, the programme was also a little bit long-winded. What struck was the immense volume which was also annoying in the Zenith. Positive was the extremely succinct voice of singer Paul Banks; the fact that there was nearly no interaction between band and audience, is quite typical for INTERPOL. Despite of all there were four additions anyway.

01. Success
02. Say Hello To The Angels
03. Narc
04. Hands Away
05. Barricade
06. Rest My Chemistry
07. Evil
08. Length Of Love
09. Lights
10. C‘mere
11. Summer Well
12. Take You On A Cruise
13. The Heinrich Maneuver
14. Obstacle 1
15. Untitled
16. The New
17. Slow Hands
18. Not Even Jail

Music: 8
Performance: 6
Sound: 6
Light: 6
Total: 6.5 / 10


Finally we can say that it was unfortunately no really a successful evening. It was decisive not only that the music came badly across, but also the approx. 2,400 fans being not quite mood-supporting...

All pictures by Erika Knepper (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

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