It turns out that the three Powderfinger originals had a plan to release an album all along. The Predators started as a side project after Powderfinger went on hiatus in 2004. 2006 saw them record and release their first EP, but not long after Powderfinger were back on, so The Predators were put on hold as JC and Ian Haug went back to work on that.
Even though an album was always the plan. The change in, well everything, thanks to Covid meant that it only took 15 years, rather than stay a dream. Bishop says that was a one positive out of a terrible Covid year. "We were all actually able to have some time out of our schedules, to actually write and record, stationery in one place to do that. The process was good as well, we took our time and did a few days here and there. Coming in, rehashing, writing, so, it wasn't a stressful experience."
JC: "It was something positive to do in a business so heavily affected by Covid. Mental health is a big issue in our industry, so for me, it was good to do something creative and keep me distracted from what were really tough times. So I really enjoyed it. Didn't I Bish? I was out there Thursday nights, staying in the studio at (Ian) Haugies place, and I'd get there with my esky full of beers and nice wines. It was like 'night off. Excellent'. Run away from the world. I meant a lot to me, quite honestly. To be with great mates who I've always enjoyed playing music with."