The story of their new single is a dam sexy one...

[/a] frontman ALEX KAPRANOS insists the band’s forthcoming single ‘MICHAEL’ is not about a gay relationship, but about a debauched warehouse party the band once attended in GLASGOW.

The track includes references to “beautiful boys on a beautiful dancefloor” and “stubble on my sticky lips”, but Kapranos says it’s a more general tale regarding the whole evening.

Kapranos told gay lifestyle magazine Boyz that the Michael in question was proud of the namecheck. But he refused to name the other man involved, because his girlfriend was “jealous”.

He added: “It was one night when me and the band were out with friends from Glasgow, and we went to this warehouse dance party thing called Disco X.

“It was a very debauched night and these two friends got it together in a very sexy way.”

‘Michael’ is released on August 16. [a] are currently winging their way round the summer festivals, and they play the Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds over the weekend of August 27-29.