V2 records say that court ruling is unbelievable. So you have a band who decide to name themselves exactly the same thing as an extant – if relavitely unsuccessful – band. Original band takes them to court, and considering that the all new band is not hugely successful either – original band wins. I wanted to say that there was something apposite about the word they are tussling over being Liberty, but then I realised that this is not really a freedom issue. Still, I would not be the only one misunderstanding the word, as the article says: “We chose Liberty because of what it meant to us.” What did it mean to them? Free of the shackles of that awful popstars programme, free of dull old poncey Darius? Or free of continually being called The Popstars Losers.

New suggestions for a name for the band are being sought at the usual home of high class music discussion, I Love Music.