“The band was formed out of the ashes of Jonny and Dan’s old band ‘Nanas Revenge’, and the member change was gradual. So ‘Trials’, the EP that came before, was very much about us shedding the old sound and really finding the new one – some stuff worked and some didn’t, and some of the songs are technically Nana’s Revenge songs – so as we worked on Origins we tightened stuff up a whole lot, everyone’s influences fed in a lot more, and a slightly more agro, straight-forward sound started to emerge. It’s not like they’re light years apart, but the difference from release to release is noticeable and you can hear us settling into the lineup and the way we want to write. Songs like ‘At What Point’ and ‘The Beautiful Shame’ really hammered home that a songs-first approach was what worked for us. Get some hooks, get some structure, and then if technicality fits into that, cool. If not, cooler.”
Will this be on cassette or music disk in the future? The Betamax release is pencilled for October 1978.
Fact of the day: Seven years is a ‘wool’ anniversary.