Tough one, that. I suppose if I were pushed to choose it would be "The King of Wishful Thinking". There were a lot of us in that. For instance, at the start when Peter gets out of the car, I hand him the microphone and he begins to sing the song. I’m thinking "what do I do, stand here like a lemon?" so I do a little dance which in the final cut gets a laugh, which is great! We managed to coax Pete to play the drums and revisit the dreaded vest from ’85! All in all the whole video is joyful and is one of the few where you can see the money. At the end of the day we went back to the hotel in West Hollywood and I said to Pete, "The songs great, the videos going to be great, we’ve got everything we need!"
With the upcoming December tour, how did you go about deciding which venues to play?
We’ve played a lot of theatres over the last few years which are lovely, but we wanted to get back to venues that are a bit more rock and roll--for want of a better term--so we’re playing at almost all of the Academy venues and finish the tour at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 22nd December.
Is it too early to discuss the musical line-up of talent that will be backing the two of you on the tour?
Not at all. With one exception our band has been together for the last ten years [Lyndon Connah, keyboards and vocals; Deeral, guitar; Richard Brook, drums; and Vinzenz Benjamin, bass].
If response is strong enough, would the two of you be open to playing more dates?
Absolutely. We’ll keep playing until people stop coming. This is what we do for a living!
Of the songs from your latest release, 3D, are there certain songs you really enjoy playing live?
I love them all of course but "Sideways" is great to play because it’s very different from anything else in the set and has a lot of theatre about it. "Pocket Call" is going down really well also. It has an interesting story. "Drive" and "She Lights Me Up" take the paint off the wall, which is always a good thing!