Any ‘pinch me’ moments so far?
There are two. We played the Dublin O2 Arena [also now the 3Arena!] in March. As I said, I was at my first ever gig there, and to be back 15 years later as a headline act was amazing. The biggest moment for us outside of Dublin was Glastonbury. We played this amazing slot on the second stage at 5pm. The sun came out, and there were 50,000 people there singing back the words to us. It’s hard to describe how that felt.
Touring must bond you as a group?
From living in each others’ pockets, we’ve actually got even closer. You know in advance what’s going to annoy someone! I just try to be in a good mood myself, and that rubs off on everyone. It’s not all roses every day, but we get on extremely well – that’s the only reason we’re still together. Even when we’re not on tour, we hang out together.
Do you get recognised a lot?
Yes, occasionally. It’s usually really nice, people come up and ask for a picture, or just say congratulations – it doesn’t bother us at all. Success comes with that kind of attention, so you have to either accept it or do what Zayn from One Direction did – vanish! We’re very lucky though, we get moderate recognition, but also get to do what we love.