Lily Allen nearly formed a band with Alex Turner once

Their group was to be called Rupert The Band

Lily Allen has revealed she once nearly started a band with Alex Turner.

The singer started her pop career around the same time as Arctic Monkeys, releasing her debut album ‘Alright, Still‘ seven months after ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not‘.

“We were meant to do a band together once, called Rupert The Band, me and Alex Turner,” she told NME. “I haven’t seen him for a long time. He lives in LA now. Avoiding tax. Yeah.”

She also gave her views on Arctic Monkeys’ new album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino‘. “I like that new record,” she said. “It’s like cliché rock’n’roll, but I like it. You know what I mean? I knew it wasn’t going to be Sheffield rock again, but it’s like everything that I expected from a bunch of lads living in Hollywood, from Sheffield, to come up with and I like it for that.”

Meanwhile, Allen recently clashed with Piers Morgan on Twitter after the Good Morning Britain host criticised her for wearing a machine gun necklace. “If @piersmorgan actually gave a fuck about inner city youth violence, he’d spend less time provoking people like me and Raheem [Sterling] and more time lobbying his actual mates, who could do something about cuts to policing and youth services,” Allen wrote. “Necklaces and tattoos are NOT the problem here.”

Allen is set to release ‘No Shame’, her first album in four years tomorrow. In a four-star review, NME said: “By the end, it’s hard to deny ‘No Shame’ represents the woman who made it: it’s a smart, self-aware and compellingly imperfect record with a pretty unique point of view.”