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“This song happened on either the first or second day that we got together," says Marker. "We were just trying to see if this whole thing would work. We had a rule that nobody could bring in any demos or old ideas; we were just going to set up in a studio and jam. Battle In Me resulted from that. The jam was probably 20 minutes on the hard drive. Each of us took it home and messed with it to make it the song that’s on the album.
“The night before, I had watched the movie It Might Get Loud, and I was feeling pretty fired up – there’s a little Jimmy Page in the song. Duke and I try to have no egos about what we do. We switch back and forth between guitar and bass. Sometimes somebody will be playing a part and maybe not quite getting it, so he’ll hand it to the other guy: ‘Here, you do it.’ We don’t really have guitar ‘leads’ per se, but there’s a lot of parts that weave together. From playing together for so long, we’re able to work pretty easily like that.
“I used the Henman again and put it through a Mojave amp – it’s sort of a re-creation of the early Marshall tube amps – and just a 2 x 12 cabinet. I was pretty inspired by the sound.”