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Last Updated: Friday, 18 April 2008, 06:36 GMT 07:36 UK
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip reveal Adele collaboration
By Damian Jones
Newsbeat reporter

Scroobius Pip
The band have been cleared to use a Radiohead sample on their album

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip have told Newsbeat they have written a track with soul chart topper Adele.

The breakbeat pair said their unlikely collaboration came about before the singer gained chart success.

Scroobius Pip said: "We've had a track in progress with Adele for some time because we are big fans of her work.

"The idea of the song is based around a Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood duet format. When we started it she was still quite unknown.

"She wrote the guitar part and vocal for it but when she rocketed we decided not to release it because we just felt like we'd be cashing in.

"We would love to put it out at some stage because the vibe of the track me and Dan have put together I really like. I'm sure it will come out at some stage."

Extremely talented

The pair also recently remixed Bat For Lashes' single What's A Girl To Do for a US release but Dan said he is keen to do a full blown collaboration with the singer.

He added: "I would love to do a proper collaboration with her because of how much input she has musically. She is extremely talented and I just think it would work really well."

The pair, who are signed to Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank's label Sunday Best Recordings, are set to release their new album Angles on 12 May.

The idea of the song is based around a Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood duet forma
Scroobius Pip
When Newsbeat last caught up with the band they were trying to get clearance for a Radiohead sample from The Bends' track Planet Telex for their own track Letter From God (To Man).

The band have since been given permission to include the song on their debut album.

Live favourite

Scroobius Pip added: "We're really pleased they've given us clearance because it is a live favourite and it would have been a shame for it not to be on the album.

"Just the fact that Radiohead have sat down and listened to it and not said no to the sample means a lot to us."

"I always made the presumption that Jonny (Greenwood) and Ed (O'Brien) loved it but Thom (Yorke) wasn't so fussed on it," joked Dan.

"Yeah Jonny would have loved it because he loves his electronic toys," added Scroobius Pip.

Other tracks slated to appear on the album include forthcoming single Look For The Woman, Waiting For The Beat To Kick In, Magician's Assistant and their underground hit Thou Shalt Always Kill.

"The great thing about that song was it was seen to be a lot bigger than it was," Dan explains.

"It was funny because people thought we weren't a band at first. It wasn't until our second single came out that people went, 'Oh right you are actually band not just a gimmick'.

Scroobius Pip added: "I remember Biffy Clyro talking about it on MTV saying it sounds good but I can't imagine what anything else will be like because it was seen as this one off collaboration of styles that couldn't go any further.

"Hopefully when the album comes out people will realise there is a lot more to us than just that one song."


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