But the fans at Fulham FC have given the new tune the thumbs down...
BLUR man ALEX JAMES’ side project FAT LES have made another foray into the world of pop, NME.COM can reveal – with another football song!
The track is the new Fulham Football Club anthem due to be released on Monday (December 11) – but it’s hardly been a hit with Fulham fans.
‘We’re Not Real Madrid’ was recorded in London last month by Fat Les, led by lifelong fan of the Division One leaders Keith Allen and with Fulham Chairman Mohamed Al Fayed, who raps on the single.
The single was recorded under the pseudonym of Colin And The Cottagers – ‘The Cottagers’ being Fulham’s nickname after their Craven Cottage ground.
The chorus goes: “We’re not Real Madrid/We’re not Barcelona/ We are Fulham FC/And Al Fayed’s the owner”, and the tune features a large chunk of king of suave Dean Martin’s 1958 hit ‘Volare’.
The track was due it’s live premiere at half-time at Fulham’s recent home game against Grimsby at Craven Cottage. Adverse weather conditions made this impossible – just as well.
When the Fulham fans were asked over the PA if they wanted to hear the songs again, it was met with a resounding barrage of boos, and chants of ‘No! No! No!”
Meanwhile, Blur’s Damon Albarn is close to completing his ‘solo’ album inspired by his trip this summer to the African country of Mali for Oxfam’s ‘On The Line’, campaign.
A spokesperson for the band told NME.COM that Damon recorded much of the album on the trip, and that it would feature a host of contributions from London-based Malian musicians. Details will be unveiled soon.