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“We were huge ly proud of that album; I believe it to be a solid body of workinits simplicity. Anditappears ‘relevant’, aswell, having‘thedude who mixes The National and everyone else ’[ Peter Kat is] putting his signature sound on it. But unfortunately, itdidn’tdothe businessforus.”
... getting to the stage where they’ re inspiring a new generation of bands
“Wedogetthata lot, from bands who talk about us being an inspiration, but wedon’tsee ourselvesas partof wholethe‘C’mere son, letmetell you a few things’ world. I remember hearing Gary Light body talking about the way Bo no took him aside and sort ofhadthattalk. He never did that to us.”
... Peter Gabriel being a fan
There’sthis high-endaudiohi-fi companycalled Bowers&Wilkins, and they release records in super high-fidelity to fans of that sort of thing[ via their‘ Society of Sound’ programme ]. He heard our record and was really into it, so asked us could he use it on that platform. That was area lout of the blue sort of thing; he seems to always be on the lookoutforstuff.”