(Isaac)Thank you! We were definitely hoping to win, and would have been disappointed if we hadn't. That being said, there were so many talented artists in the category of Best Rock that I think it was anyone's game. There was, however, an energy in our surroundings just before the award was announced that did lead us to believe that we were going to take the award and when our name was announced those feelings were solidified, and we were overcome with joy and relief.
Being performers on the show we were given a taste of what was happening behind the scenes and I can tell you that the production was extremely organised, precise and professional, and the result can be seen in the final product - a slick world-class awards show.
We loved every moment of it. We were really well looked after and we had lots of fun, before and after the awards!
Opening for KOL has definitely been a highlight of our careers so far. We have always been huge fans of the band and getting to share a stage with them was a dream come true. We did get to spend some time with certain members of the band, but it was brief.
First and foremost, you have to know that what you are doing is special and unique. You have to be passionate about your project and prioritise your work. Then you need to stick it out through all the shit and work fucking hard. This life is extreme and you need to be able to handle the highs and the lows. Our motto is "Balls of steel" and that's what we live by. Oh, and play as often as possible, every day, all the time.
That was the brilliant idea of Karl Anderson of Just music. He proposed the idea of getting Brian Lucey to master the album and, of course, being huge Black Keys fans, we loved the idea. Then he made it happen.
It's tough because the scene is still tiny. It's growing and there is immense talent in this country, but the infrastructure is not altogether there. That being said, we make it work for ourselves by touring very hard, by being constantly in touch with our fans, and by concentrating on putting on quality live performances, and putting out good recordings. We are working on international plans, yes.
The wolf - strong, tough, mysterious, dark, and dangerous.
At this point we have only just started writing the new album, so it's tough to put a release date on it now - but it's definitely in the pipeline.
Jumpsuits: prison break
Sharks: saddle and spurs
Homer Simpson: deformed fish