Gary - This is probably one of our older songs as a band. I have no idea what is about. I think I was trying to write in a different style and this is what came out. I remember playing it once or twice and being ready to throw it away into the ether but Shane thought he could play something nice over it so Waves Will Break has stuck around for about 8 years. It has changed styles over the years ( I believe I have a very shouty, heavy version on a hard drive somewhere) This version came to me when I could not sleep and I was thinking of songs that might work with a shuffle jazzy type beat. The recording of it took a lot less time than a lot of our other sessions and it turned out the way I wanted it to. Also there is a little nod to Tom Petty from Shane's guitar in the song that I really like
Shane - This song has been a favourite of mine since I first heard Gary play it about 8 years ago. I've written a few different guitar parts for it which have given it a different feel each time. For a long time we played it as a much more driven song, but when we came to record it, Gary had that lovely drum line that has a great jazz / blues feel & so my guitar part just followed that feel. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, the interplay between the guitar & horns late in the song is really fun.
Declan - This a song that's gone through a few changes over the years, which isn't saying much as some songs of ours can change from night to night. This song, to me, is like an old coat. It's not clean and new and it shows its age in places, but putting it on feels comfortable. You might find some new rips and tears in it as time goes on, but they only add to the feeling that it's "yours". No matter how much this song changes, the core of it remains the same. A man's fight against his own mind.