That bit in the song is part of the paranoia that we’re trying to reflect in that… really, the lyric that really sticks out is the one “perhaps I should go out more.” We spent a long time writing the EP and that was the last song that we completed.
It really felt like, yes, perhaps we should go out more. Just too long. It’s too long.
It’s about the commercialist world we live in and in how that you are constantly reminded that you need this thing. It’s not even about what you’re wanting or possibly might fancy - It’s like you need it! You’re always being told you need things that you don’t really need.
I have a friend who owns three iPads. He tells me he needs them. It’s quite weird.
I think that song is about that, it’s about the, kind of, brainwashing through the medium of television and the rest of media - be it the Internet or radio - telling us how we should be and what we need to buy.
Time of the night… well, we’ve all been there, really, where we’ve got to the point of being completely obliterated by alcohol and even your closest and dearest are not making any more sense, really and you’re all out of synch with each other.
It’s talking about that moment. That moment, there and then, and it’s like do I walk out of this situation or do I just continue?
You’ve got to face it. I mean, you go to a Mac store or something and you hear people pleading with the Genius Bar saying “you can’t take my laptop away from me for two months… it’s my baby…it’s everything!”
I think people have that relationship with their iPhones as well. Bloody hell! You go to the pub and you’ll get a group of four mates and they’ll all sit there…doing that. No one’s talking to each other and you’re like “what’s this about? Who are we talking to?”
I think we have relationships with these objects and so we took it quite literally and made the story of the iPhone being quite pissed off at being overworked and having to constantly… it’s like being in a relationship, having to work for this relationship - which is a bit one-sided - and iPhone wasn’t getting anything back. So iPhone got a bit pissed off and started going a bit crazy and smashing up things. iPhone has had enough.