"Some people would view it as the next step," agrees
Andrew, "because we run the record label as well. Speaking
in a business sense if it's going to be paying for more staff
and everybody involved with running the label becomes morefull
time, then obviously we're going to have to work with majors.
As well as in other territories, key places like Japan and
America where at the moment we do underground industrial but
if we're going to "wrap it up" as they say we're
going to have to go to one of those big five. These are things
that are always pertinent to the way we think. Though there's
no such thing as an independent label anyway, unless you're
DIY. We are an independent label and as a result we are very
small in comparison. There are no small independent labels
any more as large labels own most and use them for development.
I strive for just free thought. That's what I want and I want
people to listen to our records and understand that, that
we're totally on our own and that if one member of the band
turned around and said "that's it I've had enough"
then it stops. There is no other driving force apart from
Jetplane Landing, which is the very key to the music that
So how is Andrew's voice holding out for this massive mammoth
"I've been surprised I've done all right," begins
Andrew under a huge smile. "I've been okay, I don't have
the greatest voice in the world anyway and I'm not being modest.
I think as well on this record that we knew that we were going
to tour it a lot more than 'Zero for Conduct' so the parts
that I wrote were parts that I could replicate every night.
It's kind of been geared towards that kind of part of my voice
that is comfortable for me. The first album was more challenging
and if I had a sore throat or whatever I could not perform."
Why was it more challenging?
"It was the first time I had ever done lead vocals so
I didn't understand how you transfer a recording to playing