What had disappointed me at the time of the last tour, was to go on a worldwide tour, we were at some incredible places and we couldn't enjoy it, hadn't the time.
I think that's what helped us: confidence, respect, the desire to work hard.
It is fantastic to be found in a foreign country.
There is always some universal proportion, but along with that there are some places where special things happen. Ireland, for example. I've always felt it's interesting to play there. Maybe they just drink more than anybody else.
Everyone who's serious about what they're doing must be in constant motion forward.
Not in the mornings, I'm always so tired in the morning.
We are a weird bunch, we are very disparate.
We don't hate the media, it's just that when there's too much of it we get bored, but it happens to every human being. I don't think we even hated the media by the time that movie was made. We were just tired.
What is so refreshing playing with Neil Finn and all his friends is these people think exactly the same - regular people doing their thing and separating the music from the business.
Bowie is a musician, but he works like a painter. Thom always thought that we should aspire to that.
For a band like us tracklisting is a massive, massive task.
I don't read the press, I don't watch endless music TV.
I'm thrilled we've got a new single out, as singles were the way I first got into music as a child.
We're not aware of fame itself, we're not that kind of band.
We're not spokespeople, we're musicians.
At the end of OK Computer we were playing big, big arenas and it wasn't right. You can do those things occasionally but at the time it didn't feel right.
But for the first time, we haven't made a huge leap forward in sound from our last album. Fans who own Kid A should be able to get their heads around it.
But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening, approximately a third in the concert. I think it's a good balance. It will be very interesting to see the public's reaction. But i think when we'll play the very first new piece, we will be scared.
It's really weird to be playing chords again. Haven't played chords for a long time. I realised I haven't played chord changes since OK Computer and stuff like that.
Of the 25 songs we've recorded there were 24 that we wanted to have on an album. That wouldn't have worked. So when one of our wise managers suggested the idea of considering two different album, it cleared the way for us.