| "It's easy to
write and focus on one sort of influence," begins Craig,
"Personally the thing that interests me most lyrically
is just sociology, people's behaviour. I didn't realise it till
someone commented from our label bit right now you can see it
in a lot of the songs. It's totally true every song is about
making comments about the way people behave."
The record deal for Virgin's offshoot Radiate came after a performance
in Laurence Davey, the band's drummers' bedroom. Just by mentioning
it causes Craig and Lee to laugh. So how did the album deal
"We signed a one single deal," begins Lee, "It
was a bit of a calling card to
the rest of industry with a view to getting an album deal. Over
the six months or whatever a lot of people were interested and
we whittled it down to a few. V2 seemed the bets place to go.
A lot of people had heard the name before they heard the music,
luckily our music was good."
Honesty gets you everywhere and after the laughing subsided
it was time to ask whether the band had taken well to all the
achievements that they'd accomplished in such a short space
Lee begins, "I think if all this had happened and we were
younger it would
have been scary. Maybe we may have even in awe. We built up
to that, we reached the point where we knew we needed a manager
and we needed to put out a record and we did it. We've been
progressing a lot."
"I think you've got to be believe in it," admits Craig,
" We wouldn't have been on the dole for several years,
without knowing that we were on it because we were eventually
going to get to this point. This point is the beginning of a
professional career. All that shit before is the working up
to actually starting to work."
Almost like a YTS? >>