The Automatic are set to release their version of Kanye West‘s 2005 smash hit ’Gold Digger’.
The song, which has been a festival favourite in 2006, will be featured on the B-side of single ‘Raoul’, which is set to be re-released on November 27.
The band decided to cover the song, after finding the lyrical themes quite apt.
Keyboardist Alex Pennie told NME.COM: “We can relate to the whole groupie thing. It’s a very apt song for us: you get girls coming to our gigs who just want to sleep with a guy in a band. It’s a bit cringeworthy.”
However the band added they were still waiting for West‘s verdict on their efforts.
“I think people at the record company have emailed him a copy,” singer Rob Hawkins said. “But I don’t know what he makes of it, it he approves of it or even cares!”
The band experienced difficulties getting the legal go-ahead to release the cover, due to the fact the song contains a sample of soul legend Ray Charles’s I Got A Woman’.
Hawkins said: “No one was being arsey about it. There were just lots of different family lawyers involved.”