- Posted on Apr 8th 2011 4:00PM by Cameron Matthews
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The duo, comprised of ex-Pulp member Anthony Genn and Martin Slattery were both in Joe Strummer's backing band the Mescaleros. Since then, the two have taken their punk inspirations and made a band that fancies heart-on-sleeve songwriting.
The band recently sat down with Spinner to discuss "raw horse meat," tortilla soup, how to steal from other creative types and the recording process behind their new album 'It's Not How You Start, It's How You Finish.'
"It sounds pretty raw and ballsy," Genn says. "We got in there and made a mess, a musical mess. There's lots of blood and guts and sweat and spew all over it."
"It was like being in all these rehearsals we were doing and we'd like forget to rehearse all our tunes and just be like jamming all our ideas and be thinking, 'God, I wish we were recording this,'" Slattery adds. "And so that was the philosophy ... I've got like 10 terabyte hard drives full of nonsense and out of that you get little bits of stuff."
Watch the full interview with the Hours below and visit AOL Music's SXSW site for more Live from Austin video interviews.
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