Blur‘s ALEX JAMES and DAVE ROWNTREE, former Spice Girl MEL C, Britart enfant terrible DAMIEN HIRST and actor/writer KEITH ALLEN are teaming up under the FAT LES umbrella to record an unofficial theme song for England’s World Cup push.
The track, ‘Who Invented Fish & Chips? (Pop It In The Onion Bag)’, will be released in June, just as England begin their campaign in Japan and Korea.
Fat Les, a loose collective fronted in the main by Allen, James and Hirst, has a habit of releasing tracks to coincide with major football competitions. In the early ’90s they worked with New Order and Black Grape on ‘World In Motion and ‘England’s Irie’ respectively, and in 1998 sold almost one million copies of ‘Vindaloo’ to go along with England’s previous World Cup bid.
The official England World Cup song will come from television presenters Ant & Dec. Details about it are going to released in the coming days.