I think the album is more about fighting your way out than saying ’poor old me’. It’s so natural not to want to be there, so you lose your patience, you go, ’fking hell, I’m not going to take this’. When people say it’s really dark I don’t mind that. It’s more about not giving up than going, ’mmmmmm, I’m miserable’. I’m writing really different stuff now, thank God.

The Times, 1998