“We had never all been in it at the same time but we had all had periods of our lives where we were in this band together,” says Pates, who was drafted in as an extra guitarist in order to properly recreate the guitar parts on the album live, as well as contribute some keys. Pates more or less joined at the same time as Kieran J Sims, who was replacing the previous bass player.
“Interestingly,” Manolis notes, “that actually was a very old song that Ronan had. It was a normal length song, and we all really liked [it] but we never felt like we knew what to do with it. So we just started playing around with the presentation of it, and then we suggested, why don’t we play it as a shoegaze type song? Or why don’t we play it as this type of song?
Fox Jaw play De Barra’s on Friday, February 28.