Photos: Morna West
Speaking of Fence, how helpful have they been with what you do? Recently, you played the Halloween weekender in Anstruther, how did you find the weekend and were you pleased with the reaction your set got?
Dave: I suppose for my part, it's all of those things. For instance, "Secrets and Slumber" describes a meadow near where I work I've been known to slip away to for a quiet hour or two. Maybe it sounds a bit cheesey, but I want to be able to take people on a journey with the songs - let them in on a daydream perhaps. For "In the Shadow of the Moon" on the CD, I was in the loft space we rehearse and record in and hung a microphone out of the window to record the sounds we hear up there - just to let people in on the lazy summer's day that led to the song. Then there's songs like "Sunday Strolls..." which harks back to a couple of trips we'd made to Scotland, "The New York" song in which Lindsay describes her journey to the city alongside my own account of the Big Apple in "Pictures". I suppose the songs are a bit of an escape, both for us and the listener.
Dave: Yeah, it's been lot of fun and people seem interested so I'm keen to keep it going alongside our own projects. We've got more shows coming up over the next few months and new songs are always being written. A few members of the Fence Collective have done remixes of our songs and two by OnTheFly and Art Pedro came out on De-Fence at the end of November, which is really exciting. The lovely thing about Love.Stop.Repeat is it's all come from Lindsay and I just messing around with a little idea. Fingers crossed we'll get to do it a while longer.