Remember last week when Scarlett Johansson dropped a song with her new super-girl-group The Singles comprising of members Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, Julia Haltigan and Este Haim? Well, it turns out they’ve already hit their first roadblock to success, and boy, it’s a doozy.
Surprise surprise, the new band’s oh so original sounding name is of course not that original – The Singles already exist as a LA-based rock group, as Consequence Of Sound report.
“I woke up one morning and learned from the news that our band name was literally just taken by someone else as their own” says Vincent Frederick, the frontman of the LA version of The Singles, who has issued a cease-and-desist order against Johansson’s new band.
“It’s hard to believe that any musician would do something like that to another band, The Singles has been my life for the past 16 years. We have worked so incredibly hard to make it a success” he said, shocked.
In addition to this, Frederick suggested that if ScarJo & Co performed a search for any other band named The Singles, they’d find his group, “Just a simple search on Google would have revealed that ‘The Singles’ was already a band name being used by another pop/rock band – our band.”
There have been no comments from any members of Johansson’s Singles group, however it looks like the original band have a pretty strong case against the starlet.
This isn’t the first case of duplicated band name cases, there’s the on-going saga of The Twigs versus FKA twigs that could see the latter being forced to change her name again.
Compare the two bands below, their names may be the same – but that’s definitely it: