The band started as an ad hoc side-project between other jobs - they ended up with an album that was synced over 200 times in Hollywood and beyond.
The out-of-the-box success of the ubiquitous ‘Animal,’ ‘Black & Blue’ and ‘Silvia’ – still playing on a radio or computer game or film soundtrack near you now – took them by surprise. They toured the world for 18 eye-watering months in support of the album – finally coming off the road last spring, and went straight into the studio.
The result was 'Happy to You', a big, bold, bright, colourful album bristling with tunes and beats and ideas and more tunes – yes, that is an orchestra, and yes, that is a marching band. Fired by the spirit of inventiveness, the songs came thick and fast. The punchy, dramatic ‘Devil’s Work’ was aired by Zane Lowe on Radio 1 in early December, and instantly shot to Number One on the Hype Machine chart. The band that should never have worked have turned a new corner, and turned a myriad of new tricks.