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Saturday 20 September 2014

Man Like Me stars 'rate' Skinner

Man Like Me are signed to Mike Skinner's label

Man Like Me star Johnny Langer has admitted it was "embarrassing" when the duo were compared to Mike Skinner because they rate him so highly.

Johnny and bandmate Peter Duffy - who released their self-titled debut in 2009 - are signed to The Streets star's label The Beats.

Johnny said: "Well, that was great, being compared to him, but firstly, it was quite embarrassing because I rate him a lot higher than us. And anyone else for that matter.

"It is odd to end up working with him, but he was such a huge influence, so it's a great pleasure to know him now. It was a dream that he resurrected the label for us too."

The pair supported Madness at the O2 in December, and revealed it made them up their game.

Johnny said: "It was amazing. But Madness fans are hardcore, and they only really want to see Madness, so we really had to raise our game.

"I've seen many people get booed off over the years while supporting them, so I knew we had to be good. Madness fans don't take kindly to anyone other than Madness. Although they are up for having a dance and making fools of themselves."

:: Man Like Me's second album Pillow Talk is out now, and they begin a UK tour on March 8 in Southampton. For more information, visit www.manlikeme.net.

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