The band has announced the new record via Punktastic magazine. Check out some of the exclusive commentaries and a new song called “Mechanical” below.
Vocalist Mark Pavey explains that it’s “about how an intense focus can sometimes leave you without a wider perspective; how when you suddenly have no plans, you can feel broken. Whilst (last album) Making Plans was written in a few periods of intense writing, Mechanical took shape at a slower pace being both more complex musically and more introspective in its subject matter. As it reached its completion, we booked some time to record the album in a similar manner to how we recorded Making Plans – over two days, playing mostly live together as a group in order to give the album the frenetic energy we wanted.”
“Making Plans was about a focus, about deciding on a goal and moving towards it at a great speed to achieve it.” Continues Pavey. “Mechanical is a counter to that. It’s about what happens after you reach a goal that you have focused on so strongly and working out what to do when you are suddenly left feeling aimless and adrift.”
With the album mixed by guitarist/vocalist Dave House at home and in coffee shops all over the south-east, House and Pavey found the two day deadline key to the energy of the record (and many others they’ve been involved with) – “We find it’s just enough time to track things without hideous mistakes while retaining the sense of urgency and authenticity of a band just playing together in a room,” says House.