Case Study

‘We tell our story from A to B to C’

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“I have al­ways be­lieved that you can do a great deal more with an al­bum than with a scat­ter­ing of ten­u­ously re­lated songs, or a great­est-hits col­lec­tion. Bands can tell sto­ries, weave their own nar­ra­tives, and songs that on their own might seem un­der­whelm­ing can be­come part of some­thing much big­ger.

“That’s what we have tried to do in our last two al­bums, 2015’s The Race For Space and 2017’s Ev­ery Val­ley. They were writ­ten in se­quence to tell a story from A to B to C across the record’s du­ra­tion. We used archive au­dio, in­ter­views, ra­dio broad­casts and vo­cal col­lab­o­ra­tions. We hope the lis­tener gained a greater sense of emo­tional in­volve­ment.

“Some won’t want to lis­ten to a 60-minute record, but for me there’s noth­ing bet­ter. Putting an al­bum on from start to fin­ish and por­ing over art­work, lyrics, cred­its, notes – any­thing – pulls me into some­one else’s world.”

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