The new Canterbury album has been a while in coming. Heavy In the Day was released yesterday (via Sweet Lime Records), but the band have already released four singles from it, and the first one as far back as October of 2010. Thankfully, though, it has been well worth the wait, a huge and accomplished-sounding rock album that sees the band capitalise on Thank You, a debut filled with potential that was always going to lead them to better things. We got the band to do a track-by-track run-down of the new record for us. Here's what they had to say...

Heavy In The Day: The title track of the album and, although perhaps one of the most different sounding tracks, it sums up the topics and themes to come perhaps the best. A question to oneself as to whether the most is being made out of the time we are given on this earth.

Something Better: A straight up rock song. Perhaps more of what people are used to in terms of a Canterbury song, musically. Lyrically it vents certain frustrations we have felt as a band over the past few years. Without wanting to sound ungrateful or whiny, it talks of the uphill struggles of our career choice, from a group perspective, as well as individual feelings. The song asks the question "is there always something better?" which is a classic human feeling, i.e is the grass always greener?

More Than Know: One of the first tracks written for the record, its one of the heavier moments on there. A little bit like track 1, it talks of the topic of questioning whether our time is being spent correctly. Feeling slightly lost in a way, and trying to get your current life, and more importantly your future, under control; walking the line, and being scrutinised if it's strayed from.

Gloria: Essentially a love song, but with a bit of a twist. Rather than a situation being perfect and rosy, it questions whether the two parties are doing the right thing or not. Often when two people are attracted to each other, it's for the wrong reasons, and there are lines that are being crossed which shouldn't be, but the feelings are too strong to resist.

Ready Yet?: This is maybe the most factual song on the album. It talks of our frustrations we have felt as a band with certain aspects of the fickle gauntlet that is the music industry. Every band will have similar stories and feelings, and this is our 'dig' at the way some of the aspects are run. Hoops that have to be jumped through often are enough to make bands want to just give up, and in many cases this happens. Luckily, it hasn't broken us yet! Musically one of the most different sounding tracks, with a lot more of an electro undertone. We played around a lot with synths and some heavier bass beats, which ended up being exciting new ground for us.

Calm Down: This song talks about the state of our country as a whole, and how a lot of people view how it's run. There are clearly problems, but nobody takes any amount of blame. The song can be related to lots of different situations though, from friends, to relationships, to whatever may be a struggle for one to deal with. Musically, this one again is perhaps more of a 'classic' Canterbury song.

Wrapped In Rainbows: A song about devotion from one person to another. Compromise and change within a relationship, and how people are willing to change for the person they love, when they are "wrapped up" in the moment. It talks about the power of human feelings and personifies natural occurrences to emphasise this. Musically this song takes quite a journey from start to finish. Very much looking forward to playing this one live!

She's A Flame: The 'ballad' of the album. The lightest song on there, and touches on the common subject of 'old flames' and memories had with people of the past. A song about feelings between two people who have drifted apart, but whose connection created a large amount of joy. Not a sad song as such, but one of reminiscing and happy memories. Everyone has had the feeling one time or another when they miss the person that used to be in their life, however things ended, and this is all about that.

Saviour: Another one of the most different sounding tracks on the record. This one came together as a blend of three different songs during the writing process, giving it its more alternative sound. Again, it talks about the question of wasting time, and frustration of being unable to move forward with life, due to our current situation in a band, but relatable to relationships and the classic issues and benefits of one. As well as that sounding like its a negative song, but it's more angled towards the ambition and drive to make a change and succeed.

Drive. Ride. Drive: Probably the most energetic track on the album, it was an exciting track to write and to record, and will be as exciting to perform live. Another one which talks about ambition, on a grand almost unrealistic scale! Being sick of boredom and routine, wanting to throw it all out in exchange for an adrenaline fuelled fast paced lifestyle. Quite a manic song in parts, fully intentionally.

Garden Grows: This track includes the most instrumentation of all on the record; the end especially is quite a melee of percussion and brass. It's a dreamy atmospheric song with lyrics linked to dreams and more ambition of the future, and the realisation that no change can be made, and no improvements gained without applying yourself and actively making moves to better yourself. If your life is in a rut, you have to pull yourself out of it rather than just waiting around for you to magically bounce out. It's one of my personal favourites on the album, and in fact one of the oldest.

Seen It All: When James [Pipe, guitarist] first played this one to us, it was clear it would be the final track on the album. It lent itself perfectly to the strings we had planned for the record, and is a really atmospheric piece. It closes the album fittingly, with the lyrics summing up the main topic of the record: dreaming of, and imagining, a future which is full of hope and excitiment. James ended up recording the main vocal in the verses which was great, his voice fitted the song perfectly, and it allowed for three part harmonies throughout, something we love and strive to achieve. The climax of the song is quite stunning, especially in headphones, and we are very proud of the way it evokes the feelings which it does. It's the perfect slow ender to make the listener reflect back on the album they have just listened to.