“They approached me - I knew a little bit about them. I heard it and thought the quality was high. Chris [Wolstenholme, bass] and Dom [Howard, drums] are a solid, solid rhythm section. I wouldn’t say there’s any flashiness there, but they create a bed for what Matt [Bellamy, vocals/guitar] wants to do and Chris’s distortion sounds on his bass, he was just starting to experiment with what sounds he could get and what he could use.
"Matt is one of those guys that is slightly ADD but incredibly creative. He’d be in the middle of one overdub and he’d want to stop and get down another idea. My job mostly with him was making sure he completed each idea! He’s very talented. He and [Silverchair’s] Daniel Johns have that similar nature of being incredibly creative but needing a little help in completion. They both get quoted as musical geniuses and that’s not an unfair moniker for either. They have that slightly world distracted character to them; they’re always writing something in their brain.
"That album was somewhat prepared and some in the studio. Matt has a lot of stuff floating in his head as he goes. I thought they’d be huge. But then I always do. I’m always very happy with the songs I’m working on.”