AC: You say that you didn’t know whether you and Brendan would ever play together again after the last tour. What prompted this new album then?
LG: Brendan contacted me around the bush fires in Australia, because he could see on television that the area I lived in was burning. So we kind of rekindled our friendship again after we’d had a falling out during the last concert tour. It didn’t finish in a good place, because there were things happening dynamically within the work place that created lots of pressure and lots of problems. It wasn’t really to do with the work at all. It was really a personal crisis.
That’s the thing with Brendan and I. Even though we’ve always had our problems when it’s come to our personal relationship, we’re both very single-minded about how we need our art to be and what it has to suggest. We find it almost impossible to compromise, but in the music itself, the harmony between us – the olive branch of friendship, if you like – and the ability to find balance and unification is matched by few others. We really have a wonderful ability to collaborate together. – Raoul Hernandez