David Brewis explained to CMU
how he and his brother go about creating a track. "Peter and I generally don't write together. For me, a song usually starts from a little riff or melodic idea and I try to let that idea ferment in my brain and imply what else should happen in the song. It's not always quite that easy though. Lyrics usually come in a similar way - one or two little nuggets which grow into a song, through some combination of sorcery and sweat. For this album, we started recording most of the songs with one of us playing the drums and the other one playing a guide guitar or piano. It's not like we jut pile stuff on top after that though - we both tend to have a very clear idea of the arrangement from very early on the songwriting process. The difficulty then is trying to make our recording match the sound of the song we have in our heads."