What have you been up to in the last few months?
Everything is going really well, April and May have been amazing, we played with Damo Suzuki, we’re supporting Faust, lots of people are coming to the U.K and we have been really happy to support them all.
What festivals have you got coming up?
Offset was a pretty big one for you last year… We have one in Portugal- sorry I can’t pronounce the name… And then we are heading back to London for Offset. We played there last year and it was really good. We enjoyed it and quite a lot of people mention that they saw us there.
Have you felt in any way that the recession has had any effect on your as a band?
Maybe… But if we were in Japan, especially in Tokyo if you are broke you can’t play much. But here even if you don’t have much money you can still play the gigs. So maybe not.
How well received are you in Japan?
Not really - we did one Japan tour in 2008 and we didn’t really promote well and so maybe not many people know about us. Some people found out but they treat us as a band in London not a Japanese band, which is quite interesting. We hope to go back and play in the near future, hopefully at the end of this year.
People seem quite clued up about music in Japan. I remember when I was in Japan in a record store and they seemed to have loads of music which people back home hadn’t even heard about.
Yeah - that’s the thing about the Japanese music listener. They’re always looking for something new. And there is so much information with the internet everywhere and it’s easy to find out even about European bands. London’s music scene is very popular in Japan.
How do you go about making a track, because the performances feel quite improvised?
We just jam…to make the structure, it just comes out of jamming there is no preparation. I guess that’s why it sounds improvised, because it has come out of that.