Sabian: 22-inch Paragon ride; 18 & 19-inch Virgil Donati Signature Saturation crash; 14-inch Paragon hi-hats
Brandon: “When I started in this band 10 or 11 years ago, I don’t think I was that good a drummer. The more you tour, the more you play, and as you get used to the studio you’re going to get better.
“I think I’m more of an experienced live drummer and I’ve realised certain things you do on a record may not be perfectly audible in a live setting. So you know certain fills you do on a record won’t translate on a big show.
“When I come up with drum parts I try to think of things that will serve the records but also work live because really we’re a live band. Listening to live recordings of us as well helps pick fills that are powerful and come across live.”