Your band has a unique sound, Sam. How do you contribute to this when you write drum parts?
"I like to keep the palette clean from outside influences. It’s a hard thing to try to come up with something unique and original. You find yourself trying to find a different way to play a four-to-the-floor beat. There’s a lot of that in Interpol. I find myself thinking, ‘Where can the accents fall? How can I invert this?’"
"I don’t want to just be the default drummer, and just do what I do because I have drum sticks in my hand. It doesn’t have to be approached that way. Drums are a very viable instrument, and very important within the context of what we do."