The song originally appeared in different form on ‘Best of Times’ – we made a new version with producer and musician Leo Abrahams. We’d really liked Leo’s work with, in particular, Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins and David Byrne. He shook the song around, simultaneously tightening it up and expanding it in new directions. Elsewhere on the EP, there are a couple of songs we didn’t finish up in time to make it onto the album, plus a new version of ‘Keeping On’, which developed into something else as we toured last year.
Dan and Nick made a video for Extra Curricular, shot at the Spanish Riding School Vienna, home of the famed Lipizzaner Horses. It features a dancing white stallion in the palatial surrounds of the school’s main arena and tells the story of the relationship between the horse, the rider and the groom.