Singer Lee Gorton says the band would "love to collaborate" with Faye Tozer, who's expressed a desire to "go indie"...

ALFIE singer LEE GORTON has declared that the band would “love to collaborate” with STEPS member FAYE TOZER, after her announcement on NME.COM last week that she wants to “go indie”.

Lee told NME.COM: “We were sat next to her at the NME Brat Awards and we were all pleasantly surprised by how lovely she was. We were also very shocked she even knew who we were, but her boyfriend had seen our video on M2 and she said she thought we were ‘really good but a bit weird’. She was gutted she was in Steps and told me how the deal they’d signed gave her no creative outlet what so ever. It was really quite shocking.”

Lee continued that Faye seemed “extremely genuine” and that during their conversation he had propositioned her to do a duet. However, Faye replied that she’d “ruin your career and credibility in one fell swoop.”

But Lee responded: “I’m not arsed about being cool, working together would be a laugh. The offer’s still open… Whenever Faye gets a gap in her schedule she’s welcome to come down to Manchester and write a tune with us.”