Slow Hands (Interpol song)

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"Slow Hands"
Slow Hands.jpg
Single by Interpol
from the album Antics
ReleasedAugust 16, 2004
RecordedMarch – May 2004
StudioTarquin Studios (Bridgeport, CT)
Interpol singles chronology
"Say Hello to the Angels" / "NYC"
"Slow Hands"

"Slow Hands" is a song by American indie rock band Interpol. It was released as the lead single from their second studio album, Antics (2004), on August 16, 2004 as a digital single and September 13 as vinyl and CD singles.[1] The song was written by Carlos Dengler, Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino.

It was released on September 13, 2004 as the lead single from that album, charting at #36 on the UK Singles Chart and #15 on Billboard magazine's Modern Rock Tracks chart (see 2005 in music). The world premiere broadcast of the song on radio was by Los Angeles, California station KROQ-FM. In Australia, the song was ranked #74 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004. In June 2005, the song was re-issued as the final single from Antics, charting at #44 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Slow Hands" was directed by Daniel Levi.[2][3]

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the video game True Crime: New York City, Gilmore Girls episode 4 season 5, and the second episode of the second season of Entourage, titled My Maserati Does 185.

It was also featured in a 2008 Emporio Armani Diamonds For Men commercial starring Josh Hartnett.[4]

This song is also present in the video games, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and Rocksmith.

Azealia Banks covered the song and released it on YouTube in 2010.

The song was featured in "An Echolls Family Christmas", an episode of the television series Veronica Mars.[5]

Track listings[edit]

Initial UK release[edit]

  • 7" OLE6367, CD OLE6362
  1. "Slow Hands" – 3:04
  2. "Slow Hands" (Dan the Automator remix) - CD only – 4:04
  3. "Slow Hands" (Britt Daniel of Spoon remix) – 3:44

UK reissue[edit]

  • 7" OLE6697
  1. "Slow Hands" – 3:04
  2. "Next Exit" (Eden Session) – 3:09
  • 7" OLE6707
  1. "Slow Hands" – 3:04
  2. "Slow Hands" (Eden Session) – 3:09
  • CD OLE6692
  1. "Slow Hands" – 3:04
  2. "C'mere" (Eden Session) – 3:09


  1. ^ "Interpol". Matador Records. Retrieved June 27, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  2. ^ "Matador Records Interpol Music & Video". Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-03-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "DANIEL LEVI". Archived from the original on 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2009-03-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Interpol: Slow Hands (Armani Commercial)". Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  5. ^ "The Music of Veronica Mars: Episode 1-10: "An Echolls Family Christmas"". Mars Investigations: The (In)Complete Guide to Veronica Mars. Retrieved December 9, 2014.