Artist News

Interpol man on his departed bassist

By | Published on Friday 14 January 2011


Interpol frontman Paul Banks has been discussing his former bandmate Carlos Dengler, who quit the band last year. Basically it seems that Dengler’s departure was a cloud with a silver lining given that, according to Banks, his former bandmate was both a genius and an arsehole.

Speaking to Undercover, Banks says: “I’m the kind of person where, if I think someone is a genius, I’ll put up with tonnes of crap from them. If you’re in the presence of someone who you think is a genius then you think, ‘I’d rather deal with them being an a-hole than not’. It’s a more rare treat, a more rare treasure, their ability. Carlos is that”.