Zildjian Dark K’s: 20” crash ride, 18” crash, 14” hi-hats
How do you think your drumming has evolved since Humbug?
“On that record I think I’d encourage myself to come up with a drum pattern I’d not heard on another song, I’d think it was weird just to play just a straight beat all the way through, and that’s gradually gone away a little bit because I’ve started thinking about how important it is to play for the song.
“I’ve managed to balance that so far, like do a mad drum beat but it still works for the song. On Suck It And See there’s still ‘Library Pictures’, that song was kind of a bit mad, but it was more like ‘song-y’ in a way, and that’s because of the way that was written. It was Alex on an acoustic then we applied all our parts. So the style that I played was, to the naked eye, simplified.”