“I have no interest in making music solely for a white audience. If that’s what our audience is, I don’t really feel responsible for that. But doesn’t every band sort of appropriate their influences into what they do? I guess that would be my defence: if you’re making something, you kinda can’t help being a conduit for other things.” —Noah Lennox, to Coup de Main Magazine
“Well, I like that a lot. But I would say, at least for me personally, drugs aren’t an essential part of having a surreal experience, or what you might call a higher experience. That’s a terrible way to put it, but, you know… like a supernatural sort of feeling. Drugs don’t have to be a part of that to me, so if somebody says - your music takes me to that sort of place - then I’m really psyched. But if drugs get you to that place, that’s fine as long as you’re not really hurting yourself, to me.” —Noah Lennox, to Coup de Main Magazine, in response to: In New Zealand there is a habitual drinking culture that concert-goers subscribe to. Drug-taking takes that to the next level, a level that a lot of your fans may be at tonight, during your show… How do you feel about your colourful music being linked to altered states?