I wonder if this will be cool.
By the way, since when did U.S. writers start using the annoying British style of using plural verbs with collective nouns? For example, in the U.S. we would say, Cracker goes country. Not Cracker go country. We would say, the band is goofy. Not the band are goofy. It's basic A.P. style:
collective nouns -- In the United States, nouns such as team, Congress, committee and group take singular verbs, such as "is." These collective nouns also take the pronoun "it" instead of "they." So, if you're confused about whether a word such as "team" is an "it" or a "they," try making up a sentence using the word followed by "is" or "are." You wouldn't say "The team are playing well." Try this, instead: "The team is playing well. It may win this game." That's correct.
I'm going to blame it on the goddamned NME.