Graham Reid of the New Zealand Herald caught up with Meg and Jack White in Sydney recently as the duo prepare to release ‘Elephant’ on Tuesday. They had just arrived from Japan, where the album had already been released for a few weeks. “Japan was good, they are really knowledgeable about us,” says Jack. “They are also a really polite audience, they clap and they sit quietly during the songs. I like that. But this [round of interviews] isn’t… Well, it’s okay, and it needs to be done. It’s like Elvis said, ‘If I go to Germany then I have to go to Spain’, so here we are. And [the record company] really is going to a lot of effort, so we should at least do as much. It’s okay.” Nzherald.co.nz has since removed the article.