"We're just taking our time and making sure it's five times better than the first one," said the guitarist.
The new record is due for release in the spring, and the band have taken much of 2005 off to work on it. There's no title, as yet.
Drummer Chris Cester picked up from Nic: "It's more mature [than Get Born]. I think first and foremost would be lyrically, we've taken giant leaps. We've lived two years, buzzing around the world, 250 shows last year. That's life experience right there."