Joe

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs: It kept coming up when we recorded the first album. I say 'first', our only album. We love the songs on it and we kept referencing it inspiration but at the same time we kept having arguments about whether the mix was really bad. We all love the songs so it's just a really good album for that tension about being worried about whether it was a good thing to be referencing or not cos the mix isn't great but the songs overall obviously sound incredible.

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA: I think it's his best album. Side two in particular is just massive, you've got 'Glory Days', 'Dancing In The Dark', 'I'm Going Down'. It's just all a great snare sound that he always talked about stealing from Johnny Cash, Hound Dog kind of sound. I also think the album cover is great, really iconic.

The Smiths - The Smiths: This is because it's got 'You've Got Everything Now' and 'Still Ill'. This is a very current one for me, which I'm listening to now. It started with loving Johnny Marr's guitar stuff and trying to steal a bit of that and recently started to listen to how good the lyrics actually are.

Aaron

Tom Waits - Bad As Me: We listen to Tom Waits probably more than anything else in the van, when we're away. Not just this record but basically all of his stuff. As weird as it can be it's still absolutely brilliant. We also reference him a lot for his experimentation, the sound he gets on his records are next level, I don't know how he does it.

Forest Swords - Compassion: It's the newest thing I've been listening to really. It's on Ninja Tune, so if you know Ninja Tune Records it's kind of trip-hoppy, hip-hop but there's still post-rock in there as well. Again, really experimental sounds and beautiful soundscapes. We don't really listen to this as a band yet but I'll force it on them.

Chris

Carole King - Tapestry : The reason I picked it is because it was the meeting ground I could get along with my Mum in the car. Sorry, but she's got the worst taste in music. It's either Les Miserables soundtrack, Abba or Carole King Tapestry, and then it just grew onto me and I really loved it. Just really great songwriting, her and James Taylor colab stuff. 'You've Got A Friend', ballads, stuff like that. Great.

Gram Parson & The Fallen Angels - Live 1973: It's a live studio version from 73. So Gram Parsons was from The Flying Burrito Brothers and then it's just a record that I found fairly recently. Quite a lot of cover songs. I think there's a Bobby Bear (?) song and Merle Haggard but it's got Emmylou Harris singing backing, which is just great. Just great Country writing, ballads and really classic Rock n Roll beats as well.

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Check out more photos from the shoot below, along with Banfi's video for 'She Comes Home'. As always, thanks to the lovely people over at Rough Trade East for allowing us to take these photos in their fine establishment.

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