S45: Rock Action represents some kind of pop evolution in your music. There`s more strings and electronics up in the production. What do you expect from the next album, any plans?
S: Not really thought...I thought were gonna use electronic and stuff again.... but we
try to get the tunes, we try to get the songs first and then start to get with them ... so
it`s kind of at the stage of getting the structure or melody....
S45: Yesterday the band played 2 new songs, are they sketches of the songs?
S: No, they are ready to be played live....when we will record them maybe we will change them...
S45: Any plans to work with David Fridmann or another producer?
S: no, we want to do a lot ourselves in glasgow
S45 :Mogwai has created a proper style. What do you think about it?
S: I think it`s not a proper style.... I mean we have a recognizable style... whether it's proper.... i don`t know (laughs). I think we have a recognizable sound.
S45: and what do you think about the bands that try to "copy" the same sound?
B: I think that they eventually evolve in something different. A lot of bands start
sounding like someone else....
S45: You are very young people (considering other musicians from the indie scene) and grew up listening bands who now are fans of your band. When you started did you expect to be a succesful group?
S: no, not at all... we didn`t think we'd get here. All that we have done is really surprising. It's really surprising to come to countries like chile...so far from scotland....it's really good, very satisfying ...it`s also a big surprise
S45: Is it annoying to be a critic-favourite band? What do you think of music press?
S45 : What do you think about the music press?
B: when it's good it's good... when it's bad it's terrible (laughs)....I think that journalism is really bad, they just try to sell magazines...and a lot of hype....and a lot of very poor bands being hyped.... You know, some things are good, some things are bad...
S45: and talking about hype, what do you think about The Strokes and BRMC?
S: I don`t like either of those bands...
S45: And what about Freeheat?
S: I think that's ok.... it`s jim reid from the Mary Chain (explains to Barry) I mean I`m a big Mary Chain fan....so I`m interested in the songs that this guy does.
S45: what do you prefer: studio production or live gigs? and why?
S: both can be good, both can be bad....maybe...live...
S45: how was your gig in chile?
S: really great.... the best of this tour so far... they were a really good crowd
S45: How was it to work with D. Fridmmann and S. Albini?
S45: If you had the chance, would you work with John McEntire or Jim O`Rourke?
S: I'd love to.... I met J O'Rourke and he is a nice guy... but he is very expensive.... I mean both are very expensive...
S45: He (J O'Rourke) is working with Sonic Youth?
S: yeah....the new songs on the new album are good. It is called "murray street". It's good.
S45: What do you think (musically speaking) about the bands that support you live on the last tour, for example: sophia, mum, kid 606, hood?
S: we like all these bands....
S45: On the Rock Action label, how do you choose the bands to record?
S: just what we like..... mostly what we like....
S45: But there are some bands from friends of yours, I mean the guy from eska, papa m....?
S: thats true...I mean...but there's people that we don`t really know, we do a cex record, random number...that guy i met once. it's not always a friend... a lot of our friends have terrible bands (laughs)
S45: what cds or music are you listening right now?
S: I like the new sonic youth album...
S45: Do you know anything about South America? Music, culture, football?
S: football not....
What do you think about this whole Montreal scene? Godspeed etc?
S: I like godspeed a lot....
S45: The last question, how is it for you to support the cure? are they a great influence?