“I’m very careful not to overplay because I was guilty of that on the earlier albums. I do like flair playing but I think for a song to really sing and be as powerful as it can be the drummer has to pick his fills carefully and the moments.
"I hate when a drummer plays over a vocal or overlays in general. I’m mindful of that so when we get to the studio and these elements are coming in I’ve left space for it or if there’s a piece of instrumentation that is clashing with the drums we would have the instrumentation. the songs are how they are, the things we add on in the studio are add-ons to a three-piece rock band and not the other way around.
“There’s certainly no drum solos, no expansive fills that go on for lots of bars, but I’m proud of the time signatures we play in and the flitting between them. If you can do that without people noticing, that is a victory. If there was one bit I was super proud of that would be an overplaying bit. I’m happy with all the songs and hopefully I haven’t s**t on anything, just added little bits of fairy dust.”