This extraordinary record is the culmination of a 13-year quest through a maelstrom of amplified sound to some of the most tight and thrilling radio rock’n’roll of our time. Its rich melodies and lavish, seductive atmospheres comprise a new benchmark of perfection for one of our most driven and uncompromising bands.
“With the last album (2003’s Tough Love), we were looking at being solid and concise and stripped back,” says bassist Dean Turner. “We’ve done that now. This time we wanted the textures to be really lush, fleshy and layered. Beautiful.”
“We wanted to jam it out and see were the art led us, rather than where we led the art,” adds Raul. And he’s not surprised that this process has resulted in some of his band’s most gorgeous and accessible songs ever. “That’s the discipline of making five records,” he shrugs.
“The process was absolutely meandering and absolutely focused,” clarifies singer Adalita, perfectly aware of the Zen-like contradiction. “It was this weird situation where we didn’t know where we were going, but we trusted our guts totally.”