Your second album is out later in the year, I hear there's been some interesting faces popping up in the studio?
John Head came to a few of the sessions and put guitar on a couple of the tracks. We're all big Shack fans and it's brilliant he wanted to get involved. It's a real honour coming from a great Liverpool band. Bill Ryder-Jones (formerly of The Coral) is putting strings on one or two tracks. There's a lot of great musicians involved. Jimi Goodwin has helped us out as well. He might play on one of them or sing. He's a good head to have around the place. I love the Doves, so it's great for me. I remember going out to buy The Last Broadcast from Woolworths and listening to it non-stop. It is strange (to work with one-time heroes), but they're just fellas at the end of the day. The band are all cut from the same cloth and we've all got on with the old heads who have got involved.