Pretty much every artist in Scotland - musician, writer, poet, actor - they're all part of a thing called the National Collective.
If you want meaning, you read poetry or a novel or something, you don't read song lyrics. You're supposed to listen to them with music.
I suppose if a band is like a gang, it is a moment in time.
I never trust songwriters who talk about what their song is about.
I've made a living out of music since I was 19, which is something I'm really happy about.
I'm quite happy for my voice to be pushed up, whereas in the past I wanted it buried with the guitars, or part of the band, not like I was thinking of myself as 'the singer'.
I've made solo records and that's all been a learning experience. I've just got better at singing and more comfortable with who I am and my voice.
I like patterns in words. I'm not really interested in meaning.