As ever, Grant Nicholas leads from the front, alongside bass player and comrade Taka Hirose. The bulk of the new record was laid down at his Treehouse home studio. “Every record still feels fresh,” he argues. “It’s draining, but in a really good way. I do put a lot of time into it - not only the recording and writing, but into everything, really.”
It’s this auteur approach that makes ‘Tallulah’ so thrilling. There’s a commitment to songcraft, but also a willingness to cut loose, a biting sense of energy that remains completely addictive.
‘Tallulah’ is perhaps the band’s most creative yet also concise record, an album that takes real chances while remaining committed to their punk-edged melodies and crisp song construction.
‘Tallulah’ opens a bold new chapter, one that thirsts for fresh challenges. “There’s a chemistry that you have when you’re a younger band which is kind of a magical time,” he says. “And if you can maintain some of that chemistry 20 years later and do it in a natural way then I think that’s a really good thing.”