British rock stars The Darkness are planning to get over their Christmas Number One disappointment with a flourish - by recording a single in French.

The GROWING ON ME quartet - who lost out on the coveted British top spot to Michael Andrews and Gary Jules' gloomy cover of MAD WORLD - are to re-record one of their hits for the Gallic market.

Singer JUSTIN HAWKINS says, "I speak fluent French because I did it for A-level and I kept it up because I used to go to advertising awards in Cannes.

"Now the record company are interested in releasing a single in French. I think it's a really good idea and we're really into it."

24/12/2003 01:12