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- Posted on Jul 28th 2010 6:48AM by Matt Glazebrook
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Gigs around the time of the trio's acclaimed debut 'Myths of the New Future' generally featured enthusiastic but somewhat chaotic renditions of the album's tunes. Now bassist/singer Jamie Reynolds promises that upcoming shows will offer more faithful versions of tracks from Aug. 23rd-due 'Surfing the Void.'
"We're kind of stronger and we're sober -- I think the sobriety thing's got a massive thing to do with it," he explains to Gigwise. "We've actually figured out that we can play these songs and we're going onstage sober and playing them to their best ... whereas before we were just a train wreck. Now we're playing as a strong unit."
According to Reynolds, the new found onstage professionalism is simply an extension of the focus they brought to creating their three-years-in-the-pipeline comeback. "That was our approach to making the record, and it's just continued into the performing [it]," he reports. "It's making all the old [songs] sound better and the new ones sound great. It's exciting for us at this point in time."