Choice was unlikely, but elementary for a fan
Benedict Cumberbatch (pictured) 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 like to 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 includes tracks by Cocteau Twins and SBTRKT.