nice to take advantage of having a grand piano," announces
Ben. "We like changing the dynamics throughout our set
because you can make a real impact by having a different dynamic
rather than have a different flavour song. If you take everything
down and strip everything away it's incredible. That was probably
the most enjoyable song of the set for me."
"That's the nice thing you know?" agrees Jason, "There's
a trick in that. Strip the song down to the absolute bones and
see if it still works. It was quite a nice little challenge."
Although the duo like 'Texas Girl' it can apparently be quite
testing at times as Jason admits. "What surprises me about
the job and being in a band is the amount of time it takes up.
When I describe my day to my friends who aren't in a band they
don't seem to understand why I feel I'm so busy and yet there's
a pile of absolute crap to get through every day. You can get
upside down days as gigs are concerned. You've got to be your
best, on form, able to play, awake remembering the songs. It's
actually quite a lot to do and when you're playing late you
really want to be having a mug of cocoa, a joint and reading
the news. You also get this weird thing as a headline band.
We sound check first and play last. Between sound checking and
the gig there's five hours and there's nowhere to go as we can't
go anywhere. All we did today was go down to the pub have a
couple of pints and a meal. You get that weird time where do
an hour of work here and there and all that bit in between is
redundant. That's when you end up just sitting there, twatting
around, getting pissed, trying to remember 'Texas Girl'."
He begins to laugh, "Which took us all afternoon."
Did a mutual interest bring you together?
"Yes it did," begins Jason. "It was both a love
or music and working at the absolute bum end of music to be
honest. Right up Satan's arse crack in sheet music, which is
such a bizarre job. You know it's "We are a band and we
make an album