So how was the gig in Oxford last night?
"Cool, it was pretty good, there were a lot of people,"
begins Glen arranging himself on the wall that surrounds the
back of the Roadmender. "The night before that, we headlined
a gig in London which was a real vibe. They were quite a subdued
audience but they were into it."
It had been mentioned in the music press that the band had
changed their music a lot from their last album 'Flood'. Notably,
Glen had been crediting producer Steve Osbourne a lot for
helping the band change their sound. The former Happy Monday's
'Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches' man, Glen admits, they hoped
to work with again in the future. So did he think that this
change was due to more in their style of songwriting or in
the content of the songs?
"A bit of both really. The songwriting has got better
in the fact that they stand out on an acoustic guitar. None
of the songs on 'Flood' really did. They were just based on
So how was the recording of the album?
"It was nice because it was in this residential studio
outside Bath and Steve lives in Bath. It took about eight
weeks and we knew it was going to be a fairly long session
so we were strict with our working hours. We weren't you know,
going to go on till four in the morning and start late the
next day as a result of that. We kept it pretty much like
11 till 10, so we could get to the pub for last orders. We
recorded each song as a whole thing and then moved onto the
next so there wasn't too much sitting around."
With a new album under their belts things were beginning to
gain momentum. The band got to appear on Top Of The Pops,
many a young musician's dream. So how was it?