When you're a hot band with a growing reputation on both sides of the Atlantic, who’ve slaved away on the ‘difficult’ second album for months, you don’t expect your founding guitarist to turn around and quit out of the blue after the record’s in the can.
Embracing the studio
But done it they have, and if lead single Three Bullets is anything to go by, the band have embraced the studio somewhat after the stripped-down vibe of their self-titled 2013 debut.
All together now
“Everything was tracked together all in the same room,” says Paul. “But then we’d go back and do guitar overdubs or other parts if we wanted to add to it. We didn’t really fix anything.
Intricate guitar interplay has always been a key part of TTM’s sound, and rather than try to muddle by, the band got ringer Jacob Hildebrand to fill in for recent gigs – so is he likely to become a permanent feature?