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Last Updated: Friday, 1 February 2008, 11:04 GMT
New band hope for Radiohead green light
Scroobius Pip
The band's debut album is due to be released sometime around May

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip are seeking Radiohead's permission to use a sample from The Bends on their forthcoming debut album.

The pair are currently in talks with the Oxford five-piece's former record company over clearance for the pair's track Letter From God (To Man).

The song, which was unofficially released as a free download single over the Christmas period, heavily samples Planet Telex, the opening track on Radiohead's second album The Bends.

Despite the download release, bearded frontman Scroobius Pip told Newsbeat they still have to get Parlophone to approve it before they can include it on their as-yet-untitled album.

He said: "We're in the process of getting clearance from Radiohead. It's really good because they've heard it and given their authorisation so we're really pleased. That means a lot to us, even if we never get to release it.

"We do just feel really grateful and privileged that they've said that. So now we're going to the label and sorting out the publishing and all that."

The breatbeat duo's 12-track album, slated for a late April early May release, is also set to feature last year's download single Thou Shalt Always Kill, previous single The Beat That My Heart Skipped and forthcoming single A Look For The Woman.

We only ever released a thousand copies on vinyl and it got to Number 34 in the charts, which is mental because it's seen as this big undergound hit

"It's weird, everyone that's heard it reckons it's going to be our love song but it is kind of an anti-love song because its about a stagnant relationship," he explained of the single.

"It's when you're only in a relationship because that's all you know not because you're excited about it. So it's not as lovey dovey as people think. It's Dan's singing debut too which is great because he's normally stuck behind his laptop."

The duo are also currently working on releasing Thou Shalt Always Kill in a physical format, although the pair stressed it "won't be no cash in."

"We only ever released a thousand copies on vinyl and it got to Number 34 in the charts, which is mental because it's seen as this big undergound hit," he said. "If we do re-release it as a single we'll do it as a double A-side."

"We don't want to just flog the same thing and try and grab money. We'll sling it out again because it will be nice for people to own it instead of just downloading it."

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