‘Early incarnations of The Shrives started as a ska/punk cover band in Tom’s (bassist) basement. It was back in late 2012 and that’s when we started getting to know each properly and sharing music we liked and jamming together. I was doing my acoustic stuff on the side, through the name, Slice Of Spandex, it started as a joke because I was sick of how serious I was having to take things with my band before. I wrote some of the songs on this record under that name. They all have a distant meaning to them, when I write a song, I tend to just let the words flow, I don’t change much. Josh tells me it’s usually like reading a dream, where one minute you’ll be dreaming about sitting in your house then the next you’ll be on a flight to mars or some shit like that.