GoldenPlec (Irish music blog) chatted to Alex about Get To Heaven before the band’s set at Longitude.
Jon was heavily influenced by last year’s news. Everyone knows that it was an absolute disaster. Every 5 minutes y’know. And it’s still going on. The process we were in, we were all living at home in Manchester and just stewing in it. It came out heavily in his writing. Generally the record is more about hope, more kind of ‘we can rise above this stuff’ and we shouldn’t ignore it. He’s trying to understand what’s going on.