Hi guys, how’s life in the music business for you today?
Its changed beyond all recognition, but my only concern is to keep my art alive & leave that stuff up to our manager.
The new single ‘Strange World’ is a fine and gritty record. Is the spark for creativity and live performances burning bright within the band again?
It certainly is. We are writing our best songs ever at the moment, long may it continue.
Who designed the cover for the single?
A Brazilian girl called Moara Marques, she's amazing she sums up our whole style in that one piece of art.
What was your approach to creating and recording the new LP was it all done live or were there various layers of preparation, before studio time?
I start off on my 8 track recorder getting basic structures melodies & words down, then I transfer everything to Phil & Franny's computers to tidy it up. We all practice the songs till we come up with the end product.
Does the creation of a song come about easily or do you need to be in a particular space or frame of mind?
I constantly write and even if the song doesn't work I will recycle it until it does.
How is the tour going, it’s certainly an impressive schedule?
The tour's been amazing, the fans are loving both the new and old songs.
Do you think you are still carry the the same crowd from days gone past or do you get the feeling of people new to the band at the current shows?
We have noticed the old crowd along with a lot of young kids who have either rediscovered us or their parents have got them in to us.
Is there a record that you brought in your School / College days that you still play today and what is your favorite album of 2015?
Yeah I still play Spizz Energy 'Where's Captain Kirk?' My fave album of the year is The Sums' 'Start at the Finish'.
Plans for Christmas or just a good rest?
I'm gigging up until the 12th. I'll enjoy watching my daughter open her prezzies and probably watch Jason & the Argonauts a hundred times.
Finally, any advice for someone starting out in the music industry today?
Never ever give in.
Sat 21 CREWE - THE BOX
Sun 22 MANCHESTER - FAC 251
Tue 24 SWANSEA - SIN CITY
Wed 25 CARDIFF - THE GLOBE
Thu 02 READING - BOWERY
Fri 27 BRISTOL - FLEECE
Sat 28 COVENTRY - KASBAH
Mon 30 SUNDERLAND - THE POINT
Tue 01 EDINBURGH - ELECTRIC CIRCUS
Wed 02 ABERDEEN - TUNNELS
Thu 03 GLASGOW - CLASSIC GRAND
Fri 04 LIVERPOOL - EPSTEIN
Sat 05 LONDON - BRIXTON JAMM
Thu 10 TUNBRIDGE WELLS - FORUM
Fri 11 WOLVERHAMPTON - SLADE ROOMS
Sat 12 LINCOLN - PLATFORM
Fri 18 GLOUCESTER - GUILDHALL
Sat 19 NORWICH - UEA