Speaking to DIY at the festival, Tom Furse and Josh Hayward described the set as “the last chapter in a book,” ahead of a world tour to back up their forthcoming LP on XL Recordings.
On the new album, Tom said it could be a divisive work. “Some people will say it’s not different enough and some will say it’s too different – we’ve pushed ourselves into a corner a little bit.”
Recording sessions “felt like a slog” but were “worth it,” he added. They made a lot of “good music” which was eventually scrapped - “it just wasn’t exciting us or pushing our buttons enough and that was hard to deal with.”