Multi instrumentalist Geoff Barrow told the Metro how this Krautrock sounding track resurrected their recording sessions. "Even for the second album I thought DJing was dead as an art form, It ended up turning into a strange thing about technique over any kind of emotional content. I know that sounds really weird when you're talking about rubbing a record but, you know, you've gotta write what you want. When we wrote We Carry On it didn't sound like us - after that we thought there were loads of places we could go. We turned the computer off and started it up again with a different release, a freedom that a lot of the bands we're into have, and they're not all very commercial."
When Portishead debuted this song at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Minehead, England in December 2007, it was titled "Peaches."