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Benedict Cumberbatch lends voice to indie album

6/17/2014

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has signed up for an unlikely collaboration with British rockers Friendly Fires. The Sherlock star jumped at the chance to record a spoken-word piece, entitled Flat of Angels, for the band's compilation album Late Night Tales as he is a big fan of their music. The story, written by the group's author pal Simon Cleary, details the aftermath of a house party in alternating voices. Guitarist Edd Gibson tells Britain's Daily Star, "You don't consider there are people playing Sherlock Holmes who then remove their make-up to the sound of Friendly Fires - it was a giddy surprise. "We got a friend to write a story for Benedict to read out on the album." The collection, due out on Tuesday (05Nov12), also includes tracks by Cocteau Twins and SBTRKT.

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