How did you go about miking up the kit?
"We don’t tend to mic the toms up much. I don’t think any of the tom sounds on this album have come from a spot-miked tom. It’s all been ’60s, Abbey Road miking techniques - kick, overhead, snare. If we needed something specific from a floor tom we’d put a mic there but the kit was recorded as a kit as opposed to a collection of individual instruments.
"One thing we found was really effective was to have a mic coming across the bass drum towards the shell of my snare. My metal snare drums seemed to work particularly well with this, with the mic half a centimetre away from the shell. It seems to get the crack of the shell.
"When we went to San Francisco we miked up the air hole of the snare drum, it’s almost like a ready-EQ’d snare sound."