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#ItsComingHome Where’s Our World Cup Anthem…?

June 26, 2018

With anticipation rising higher than a tsunami for England’s stonking win against Belgium this Thursday (and we WILL win our group!) more and more people are – finally – getting into the patriotic, sporting spirit and getting behind our national team, but…

Where’s Our World Cup Anthem…?

There are some unofficial songs out there at least, and we’re pitching our old chestnut from back in 2006 out there, just ‘cos we think it’s the most catchy song in the running for the country’s favourite, and it doesn’t get boring! Might even remind you of the Bangles…! hehe

Sing it loud, sing it proud, chant it from the stands for ENGER-LAND…!

CHANT LIKE AN ENGLISH FAN…!

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Chant Like An English Fan on itunes

June 19, 2018

TheLaddz New Pic

Welcome to the official website for The Laddz, creators of the stonkingly catchy World Cup toon CHANT LIKE AN ENGLISH FAN, available on itunes now.

England Fan…?

May 29, 2010

Yeah, we know… and thanks (all 97 of you so far!) for pointing out the obviousness of our “mistake“: why is the song called “Chant Like an ENGLISH Fan” and not Chant like an England fan?

Bloody good question!

Want the answer? Really, want the answer…?

Well, we could come up with a very clever answer to solve the mystery… Did we do it on purpose…? Is it some big marketing gimmick…? Is the secret to the Universe locked inside…? Nah, actually it’s rather long and boring, but to satisfy the curiousity of our fans that asked… all NINETY-SEVEN of you… that rubbed our noses in it, proving once again that you don’t necessarily need to be smart to have a smash hit, we felt we owed an explanation.

When Mad Ant first came up with the concept, the song was headed in a totally differnt direction. We’ll let him explain it in his own words:

I’ve always tinkered with lyrics. When I first came to the US, it bugged me that EVERYBODY kept saying the obvious, “Wow, you’re not from round here, are you Australian?” So, in order to keep my sanity, I made up a song called “Talk Like An Englishman” to the tune of the Bangles’ 80s hit “Walk Like An Egyptian”. It was more along the lines ofa Monty Python-style piss-take of all the jolly foreigners that can’t speaky-da-Engleesh.

“When I shared the idea with Richard (Eyre), we both realized footie season was upon us, and it was time to do a World Cup song for shits and giggles. That was the beginning of “Chant”. I guess, what with all the other stuff going on (putting the band together, learning about the music business, getting in the studio, etc.) and being rather drunk for most of the project – apparently alcohol is a good catalyst for creativity – nobody realized or bothered to mention that we hadn’t changed the English part to England.”

Phew! Well, now you know…

Remember, you can follow us on Twitter @theladdz, find us on Facebook somewhere, and – possibly – still hear our track on Myspace http://myspace.com/theladdz

Cheers for all the continued support!

World Cup Song Marketing Plan/ Volenteers Needed

February 26, 2010

Once again, a BIG shout-out and thank you to all our fans and supporters this year. You are all doing a totally fantastic job “chanting” on England and getting our little England supporters’ track, Chant Like an English Fan!” a lot of airplay and exposure.

In order to make it even easier for anybody to help plug our track and lend a hand (the more the merrier, please!) this year, on this page we’ve just outlined a few things you can do to pitch in that are pretty simple to do.

TASK LIST CHALLENGES:

  1. Friend with us on MySpace: http://myspace.com/theladdz and ask ALL your friends to friend with us too.
  2. Put us in your Top Friends on MySpace.
  3. Upload our song to your MySpace page.
  4. Follow us on http://twitter.com/theladdz and help us by retweeting our tweets
  5. Reciprocal links – we love these, promote us on your site and we’ll ditto on ours!
  6. Promote us on Facebook
  7. Blog about us and our song

More pro-active stuff below…

  1. Phone and email your local radio station and ask them to play our song, “Chant Like an English Fan!” by The Laddz.

Just to make it super easy, here’s some text that you can cut and paste into your email, and below that is a link to all the UK media outlets you’ll ever need:

Hi there!

There’s no ‘official’ World Cup song for England this year, but we’ve just heard “Chant Like an English Fan” by The Laddz and think it’s fab. Please can you play this when you get the chance to help get us in the mood for some great football this year!

Come on England…!

(That gives you an idea, anyway!) Here’s the URL for the email addresses and phone numers: http://www.mediauk.com/radio/

Once again, thanks to you all for helping make our song a big success and helping Chant England to their SECOND WIN… Come on England, let’s bring the Cup back home where it belongs…!