“Trenchmouth had a communal tape player. Damon [Locks] would make a mixtape of some dub, some punk and all sorts of things. One day, somebody gave us this Stereolab album and it just shut us up. We were so quiet listening to it – ‘What is this?’ It was hypnotic, with lots of organ and guitar, and repetitive in a good way.
“I felt as if I were jumping ahead in time. I never heard music like this before, and I guess I wasn’t yet exposed to a lot of synths and keyboards – everything was very guitar-y to this point. Stereolab were the first band to re-introduce me to keyboards as a warm, melodic instrument. And on top of it all, there was Lætitia Sadier’s voice – so beautiful.”