Group forgets its own irrelevance

29 Sep 2017


An old band, best known for tunes reminiscent of the 1940s, today revealed its attempt at a re-brand.


After a disastrous album release earlier in the year, the zero-hit wonder chose a new front man, its fourth since the departure of Mr Toad impressionist Nigel Farage, and released a new logo.


Poundland has praised the group for its abandonment of the pound sterling symbol, bosses expressing their relief at no longer being associated with poorly-processed tat.


Premier League officials, however, have accused the band of imitating their logo, a lion.


Representatives of UKIP, presumably named after some sort of Pokemon, have since apologised, stating they only wished to be in some way relevant.


A spokesman also added that the band might have more in common with the football league than first thought, as they both rely on drunk men who enjoy shouting.


Despite poor showing at recent gigs, the group remains optimistic, even hoping to take claim to 2017's most googled question, 'Who is Henry Bolton?'


Updates will follow as soon as the editors here at Backbench find the answer.

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