“Happy Snake began with a very sombre piano chord progression,” he explains. “I showed the part to Meg who out of nowhere started playing the manic bassline, which ended up becoming the root of the song. This changed the atmosphere dramatically. Once the ball was rolling, the intention was to create a bastardised James Brown song. Something like a shot in the arm. The song was recorded live at J&J studio in Bristol with John Parish and Oliver Baldwin - partly captured using a Whisper 2000 (a cheap hearing aid used to help elderly people hear the TV)”
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