The estate of the legendary actor, Fred Astaire are none too pleased that James want to release a track in his honour. The band have released their latest track, ‘I Know What I’m Here For’, this week, but are keen to follow it with an ode to the late great Mr Astaire.
“We’ve heard from the Fred Astaire estate that if we call it ‘Fred Astaire’ we may suffer the legal consequences”, Tim and Saul explained to Radio 1.
“It’s a love song. It’s about a man who goes to the doctor with a bad temperature feeling really ill and really has all the symptoms of being blindly in love”, say the lads. “We approached them (the estate), we tried to get footage for the video and they were like ‘under no circumstances would we allow the name of the great Fred to be linked with a snotty band of four men from Oxford playing pop music in England. We know all about your type’.”
James play a sold-out show at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool this Friday ahead of their headline appearance at the Guildford Festival on Saturday: “We’ve been told it’s a nice quiet family festival. People I know that have been say it’s like wonderful, really nice, low-key, you know, very easy-going.”