“Simon being on our album is mindblowing to me; I got giddy hearing the first vocal take of his. It made me feel like a kid. I got goosebumps. I can’t fathom that he likes our band, as I’ve loved Biffy for so long.
“The first time we played Download I remember being in catering with Tom [Searle] getting food, and Simon was getting food next to us. I think it was just before Puzzle had come out, and we were like, ‘We’re super excited for the album, we love your band.’ He asked us what band we were with and we said, ‘Architects,’ and he was like, ‘Oh, you’re from Brighton, right?’ Both me and Tom walked away being like, ‘Oh, my, god, he knows who we are!’ And now he’s on our album! As a songwriter he’s one of the best ever. I don’t know how those songs come out of his head; he’s a genius.”