Bows & Arrows

Album: Education, Education, Education & War (2014)
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  • This celebration of brotherhood was premiered on Rolling Stone's website on January 3, 2014. Speaking to the magazine about the song, frontman Ricky Wilson commented: "[Bassist] Simon Rix came up with the title when we were working in a studio under the McDonalds in Islington [London]. I liked the idea that bows and arrows are pretty useless on their own but when you get them together, they can be quite formidable."

    "A bit like us lot, really," he added. "I love being in a band. It's daft to think you can do it alone. It's about not being afraid of emotion. It can be the strongest weapon we have. What's wrong with a load of blokes admitting they need each other? [It's] a sliver of hope through all the futility and loss on the record. You can also dance to it."
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