Update: The BBC have claimed the emails are a hoax.
The Independent reports that the BBC have claimed the emails are a hoax, and Spectres have deleted the images from Facebook.
Update #2: While Smith hasn’t commented on the matter, he did tell Graham Norton that he somewhat regrets writing the song: “I’ve only actually sang the song once really. I did the demo in the studio, and they used it. It’s horrible to sing. Horrible. I almost regret — no, I don’t regret… It’s just so high. I have to grab my balls, it’s awful.” [via NME]
“This is a situation that needn’t have happened, and should have been met with humour and mutual respect rather than your bullying tactics.”
Bristol band Spectres have shared what they claim is an email thread between Sam Smith’s manager and the controller of BBC 6 Music, threatening legal action against the station if they continue to play the band’s unofficial theme for the new James Bond film, Spectre.
As the emails – shared by the band on Facebook – show, the person claimed to be BBC 6 Music controller Bob Shennan agrees to stop playing Spectres’ theme to “keep peace in the short term” but says that it “sets a dangerous precedent for the future.”
“This is a situation that needn’t have happened, and should have been met with humour and mutual respect rather than your bullying tactics,” the email tells the person claimed to be Smith’s manager, Elvin Smith. Read the full thread below.
Spectres unveiled their alternative theme for Spectre in September in the wake of Sam Smith’s official theme, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’. You can listen to both below. [via Crack]