Jamie Reynolds (vocals/bass) was asked by the New Musical Express
December 15, 2007 what he remembered about making "Golden Skans." He replied: "I remember the writing process more. We recorded it twice and did a demo of it and we realized we had to slow it down, but the writing sticks out more than anything. I remember thinking it was very clever of Madonna to steal from Abba, so I decided to steal the thing that she'd stolen from Abba from Madonna. I don't know if anyone's ever noticed but it's basically "Hung Up
" by Madonna. "Golden Skans" is that song." Reynolds was then asked if he felt "Golden Skans" has taken on a life of its own. He replied: "Absolutely. You know the difference between recording a song and listening to it is completely different? I remember taking it back to my very small bedroom in New Cross and putting it on my CD player. I realized that we had a tune on our hands. Everything else had been noise up until that point, but now we actually had a pop song."