Jamie Hince lost the use of one finger on his left hand in the early 2010s following an accident. Asked by Artist Direct
what it was like relearning to play the guitar without the use of his finger, Hince replied: "My guitar playing has improved because I have to think all the time, so it's just developing all the time. My brain is a lot more in tune with my hand now because I just have to think a lot more about how to. I can't play chords like I used to, so I have to think a lot more and I prefer it.
I would have never come up with something like the riff to 'Doing It To Death' if I hadn't lost the use of my finger, all those kind of individual notes, I would have probably just played some chords."