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.”
“Hilariously, the band asked him and didn’t tell me. I found out through someone else that it might be happening and then it suddenly happened. It felt like the soles had fallen out of my shoes.”—Joshua Hayward on performing with Thurston Moore (via horrorsunofficial)