Meeting at Dan Hawkins' local pub at Spooner Row near Norwich, the two brothers from The Darkness were feeling good about life.
And so they should. The newly reformed Lowestoft band is back with a vengeance.
So much so that international pop icon Lady Gaga has asked them to support her on her forthcoming tour.
But for fans who won't be at the Lady Gaga tour, the Darkness will be performing at Thetford Forest in July.