Birmingham Britpoppers Ocean Colour Scene were back in the city yesterday playing a live set to boost sales of their new album - the curiously titled A Hyperactive Workout for the Flying Squad.
The band - Simon Fowler, Oscar Harrison and Steve Craddock, plus new members Andy Bennett and Dan Sealey - were in HMV in High Street playing their new single Free My Name.
Recorded in a remote hunting lodge in Scotland, the album was named after an impenetrable soundbite Harrison heard while listening to Radio Four.
"They played some Cuban music and we were waiting to hear the name of it," he said. "Someone used this expression. I'm only a drummer but I had no idea what it meant."
The only other suggestion for an album title was a phrase used by Fowler's mother, Patricia, for any date she couldn't remember - '1900 and fish and chips' - so the original title stuck.
In most people's minds, Ocean Colour Scene will forever be linked with the reign of Britpop. So, how do they look back on the glory days of Cool Britannia?
"I never thought we were Britpop, we never thought of ourselves as a pop group particularly," said Fowler.
"Obviously it made it easier for the press to write about and that turns it into a movement."
The group is rumoured to be collaborating with Pete Docherty. "It might be true," Fowler said. "We've been in touch with his people."
Steve Craddock still lives in Harborne, but claims he rarely leaves his house in the evening other than for a "nice meal".
Fowler lives in London now, but said he had popped into their old jamming haunt, The Jug of Ale in Moseley, a couple of weeks ago.
"I know the landlady and she wasn't there, and I was looking at the bands and I didn't know one of them. Twelve years ago is a long time."
Are they still hankering after another chart number one?
"We've had our Top of the Pops, so we can let other bands have theirs," said Fowler. "Some of them are truly awful.
"But Tony Christie is number one at the moment. If we wait another 30 years, who knows?"
The group play at Wolverhampton's Civic Hall on April 14.