Carl Barat: [When we played together] it was undeniable. You could see it on everyone's faces. It's like an old storybook covered in dust. You pull it out, and it's everything you've ever wanted.
Peter Doherty: [The new songs] they're as melodic as ever – bouncy and buoyant, but with those ever-present doom-laden undertones...You know what we're like. We're all over the place, we're a mess, but we've got a few things going for us – and that is these melodies that weave our fucking songs together.