When writing POWER, it felt like a blueprint for where they wanted to go: a place that was “dark and euphoric at the same time”. They wanted to dig back into the music they loved in their teens: less straight-up guitar rock, more Depeche Mode, much like the tunes spun at seminal Glasgow techno club Optimo. At Jacknife Lee's urging (U2, Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club), the band built their own studio in the unfussy space they have owned for the best part of a decade, transforming the dusty factory-turned-business centre in an unloved corner of Glasgow, into somewhere they could create the magic that is POWER.
Eight punchy tracks and two compelling interludes. No fat, no fuss, all fire, made by a band plugging in, turning it up and taking charge. "This album: it’s just really free, and we’re really free. There was no premeditation. It’s just a fully creative entity, with no limitations. And we stayed true to that idea right till the very end."