How long have you been making music?
The bass player Adam and I have been friends since we were 12 years old, forming our first band together at high school; it was OK. The band broke up and we lost touch for a few years, until that, is we both ended up in London. Immediately we formed a new band and started writing together.
How would you describe your sound?
A big anthemic mishmash of rock, pop, dynamic brass, killer melodies and the sound of people doing it because they love it.
What inspires you to create?
A combination of a strong preference for playing shiny new songs, and the excitement of working them out with the band.
What process do you go through to create your music?
I'll normally bring a couple of new guitar parts to practice, and we'll work them up into sections as a group and see if it is suitably banging. If so, I'll go away and write the lyrics and vocal melody, and then we'll work it up again together. If all goes well, a song is born.
What's the best thing about performing live?
I think it's probably the bits between the songs where I make hilarious pithy remarks and absolutely everyone laughs and laughs and laughs. When they stop laughing, I'll stop playing.
Running Club are currently working on their new album, due out in February 2012.