In contrast to a slow and frustrating 2007, Tubelord have leaped and bounded through the year. They are now signed to Big Scary Monsters, with two singles under their collective belts, the latest of which ('I Am Azerrad') is limited to 500 hand-drawn 7", which totals a fair few inches indeed. 'BSM are an ace label, although it's a little weird having other people representing the band', confesses frontman Joseph Prendergast, face magnified under thick-rimmed glasses. Indeed, Prendergast has just come from a meeting with said representatives and apologises profusely for his lateness. This good nature shines throughout the interview; I ask who he would sting if he were a bumblebee, bringing the reply 'I'd be quite scared actually; apparently they're dying out. If I was a bumblebee I'd just pollinate as much as possible, spread the word 'C'mon guys, we can get through this.' I think I'm a lover, not a stinger....' In lieu of a quieter space, we find ourselves cross-legged on the pavement in Soho Square, rivaling a bitter Autumn breeze. This proves to be a less than tactful move, as 5 minutes into our conversation we are accosted by three of the metropolitans finest officers, intent on discovering exactly what we're smoking.