Do you think that has made you closer as a band?
Yes. When Colin joined, everything for all of us fell into place. On one hand, Stephen was my best friend since primary school but in many ways being in a band wasn't right for him. And ultimately in our subconscious we never really felt like a proper band. When Colin joined, after the first few gigs, I told Derek how I felt, "Right now, these shows are the most fun I've ever had." It seems that Colin has completed our line-up.
I have read your sound defined as pop-punk, post-punk and even power pop. What would you call it?
At the heart of it, we're a pop band. We're not punk. We're more a new wave, indie type formula. We like love songs and death songs. We're not po'-faced rockers, we don't wear make-up, we're not very stylish and our haircuts are cheap. Our sound is still finding its feet; it might be another record before there is a label to stick on us.
I'm ambitious but I'm not arrogant. We can't rest our laurels on one record. We need to do another and then another. Greatness? That's a state of mind, we would love to see some of the world and if this record lets us see some of the world, well, I'd be happy with that.
And below is the video for The Flaws' first single "Sixteen". Enjoy!