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Just because you can leap off a drum kit doing a scissors kick while hitting a chord, people expect you to be an extrovert socially. But I'm not always comfortable with the idea of small talk at a party.
I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance.
It's easy to be lazy when there's food lying around backstage or there's a fast-food joint a couple blocks away. But if you walk a little further, ask around a bit, of course there are exciting things to discover.
The best songwriting comes from being as creative as you can and editing it down to the good bits, essentially.
Maybe 'Can't Stop Feeling' and 'Turn It On' we'll just release as singles. It's a thing The Beatles used to do which I really loved, the idea of releasing something as a single completely on its own.
A lot of food criticism has a similar flavor to it, and I'm probably going to write about it in a different way.
There's a character that I play onstage, and I can't let him loose in the supermarket when I'm buying my beans on toast.
I didn't grasp the basic principle of being a promoter, which was: Put on music but also generate an income. I was on the dole most of the time.
Although they might not admit it, I think girls are very aware of the impact that they're having. But they never feel it themselves, and it's impossible to explain. It's like trying to tell a blind person what yellow is.
You really only understand whether a song's good or not when you properly play it out in public for the first time.
If I was a fan of someone as a teenager, then it's OK for me to feel completely in awe when I meet them.
Ideally, musicians belong outside the Establishment. When they cross that line, it's like something in them has died.
A lot of bands have the enthusiasm kicked out of them by playing really dreary pub venues that just churn bands through.
Of course, there's a certain type of person who feels that anything which becomes mainstream has to be rejected immediately. And that's part of the indie-alternative snobbery and hierarchy and elitism.
Cinema, which is influenced by every single part of life, is direct and reaches you immediately. And writing - the best writing is complex ideas communicated concisely. And music - if it's a good tune, make sure people can bloody hear it.
I really want it to have an impact on the world. I want to be in a town on the other side of the world, and somebody walks up and says, 'That music you made in Glasgow, I listened to it every day, and it moved me.'
No matter what you do, if you're trying to create something new, your environment has a massive impact on you.
Glasgow's not a media center. When you're there, when you're hanging about, you feel quite detached from musical movements or fashions or anything like that. You do feel quite alone, in a good way.