YOU PULLED OFF A LOT OF EXPERIMENTS ON 'IRE' WITH REAL SUCCESS, DID YOU WANT TO PUSH THAT FURTHER ON THE NEW ALBUM? "In one word yes, but that being said it definitely isn't a thing where we did 'Ire' and were like, 'This is it, this is going to be our new sound, we're going to sound like this from now on, the next record's going to sound exactly the same'.
"It was more the kind of thing where 'Ire' was a big leap into the unknown when it came to challenging ourselves writing in different ways and different styles and creating sounds that we've always wanted to represent us without stepping away from what we already were.
"So when it's come to writing new stuff, I think the wonderful thing from 'Ire' has been simply the liberation and the gaining of confidence in ourselves in the fact that we put 'Ire' out - we loved what we did, it got an amazing reaction, like far better than anything we could've hoped for...
"...And then we get to continue creating going, 'Okay we know what we're doing'."
DESPITE THOSE DEPARTURES, IT WAS STILL A VERY HEAVY ALBUM. IS THAT THE CASE FOR THIS ONE TOO? "I can tell you that the stuff that we've got is heavy, that is a constant force.
"That being said it's almost like stepping through an entire new door into a new chapter, which I see as being so much bigger and having so much more life to it than anything we've done before."
IT ALL SOUNDS VERY EXCITING. IS THIS SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE FULLY UNDER WRAPS UNTIL THE BIG REVEAL? "We don't like letting the cat out of the bag until every single nail is hammered down... Until [everything's] nailed down, we don't tell anyone anything!
"I can tell you the record's going to be out next year , so you know we're going to be back at some point in time for that...
"And keep an eye out - there might be some other surprises and stuff so we'll see how we go!"
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