A message from the band 06 August 2008

Dear friends,

As you’ll have gathered from our many and varied blogs, broadcasts and photos, we’ve been lost in a world of new music over the last few months – writing songs, pushing our limits, making fools of ourselves, and generally having a wicked time.

We started out in Paris, where Jon Brion inspired us to create first and think later.

We took the night train to Berlin, where everything came together in an avalanche of experimentation that took us all by surprise; where we made a pact with Stuart Price to ignore the rules of good taste; where we were hypnotised by Marlene Dietrich and spent many a long night throwing ideas around in the crumbling Cabaret-esque glamour of our favourite bar.

We’ve hidden ourselves away in the depths of the English countryside, recorded a new track in London at the last possible moment, and now we’re in Los Angeles tying up the loose ends.

We’ve had an amazing time making this album and we’re very, very proud of it. It’s called Perfect Symmetry and will be released on October 13th.

Tom, Tim and Richard

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