(Dan) So we’ve got a pretty extensive bank of riffs now, courtesy of Joe and Ben, which is where it all starts, really. We’ll jam some riffs and get a feel for where the song might be going. It’s then just a case of creating a musical foundation, piecing together together some more riffs before adding musical layers. Mitch usually has a pretty good idea which direction the song is going early on and digs into his own bank of lyrics to see what fits and feels right. I don’t think we ever have a ‘mission’ or goal as such when writing a new track. It’s just all about feel and what one or two riffs may evolve into.
(Mitch) Rock & Metal, that ballpark is fun to play in, and it’s probably the hardest hitting of any style of music, of course there are a lot of genres and subgenres, but I think we love this genre because there’s so much to mess around with. Rock music goes with anything: classical, hip hop, pop, funk, jazz, blues. It’s just a real versatile genre, and I think when you grow up with it too it gets you in a way that grows with you, as you grow with it.