Bassist Aristazabel Hawkes in the Daily Mail February 29, 2008: "Fyfe (Dangerfield, vocalist) came up with the riff and I added the brass arrangement. Our last album was very soft. This one is harder."
Frontman Fyfe Dangerfield told The Independent March 28, 2008: "It definitely feels like the world is in a strange place politically and environmentally, you're very aware that things could just go at any moment. It feeds underneath a lot of the tracks. There's a lot of stuff that references death or war in some way or arguments, greed and lust and want - that theme of wanting more and more, and the after effects that has on other people. 'Kriss Kross' came out of this place and had this real tense feeling. I really like that you don't expect it to go into a chorus like that. It's not the most upbeat record lyrically, but musically it is. We seem to do that a lot."