Alphabeat confusion


Here’s a puzzle, listeners. (Not a puzzle like these puzzles, but a Curious Conundrum which we’ve had trouble answering.)

A few weeks ago, we had the following email from Josie from Surrey:

Is it just me, or does Olly look very much like the man on the video for ‘Fascination’ by Alphabeat – if Olly was a lot younger and Danish? It worries me that every time I see the song on in the school gym, it seems like Olly’s face is looming out at me all the time. This is understandably disturbing – no offence Olly.

Well, perhaps we are just thick-eyed gorms, but we couldn’t work out which member of the band was supposed to look like Olly! Although we did discount the girl. Watch the video and see what you think:

But that’s not the end of the matter. Even if you do think Olly looks like a fellow from Alphabeat, what do you make of this from Dave from Coventry?

Why is it that when I listen to the podcast you two always remind me of the pop duo Alphabeat, even though I know you don’t look or sound anything like them?

Answer us this, listeners: DO WE OR DO WE NOT LOOK LIKE ALPHABEAT????

To help you decide, here’s us:

And here’s Alphabeat:

Can’t tell us apart? There are six of them, for a start.

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8 Responses to “Alphabeat confusion”

  1. Liza Says:

    i’am mexican and i love alphabeat
    juju they are so so great them
    i love you anders sgXD

  2. Marilyn Says:

    Its obvious, Olly is the male lead singer of Alphabeat

    I just found your podcast stuff tonight, good stuff 🙂

  3. Lexie From-Chesham Says:

    To similarity between to two of you is frightening.
    Answer me this. Does one of the voices on The BBC Bite-size Naked Scientists Podcast sound just like Martin? After all, we know he loves his physics.

  4. Mark Says:

    A photo comparison…

    I say yes.

  5. Rik Says:

    It’s quite obvious that Olly was kicked out of Alphabeat just before they reached their marginal success. Apparently the Danish don’t like Jews. Because they don’t like their bacon.

  6. EdM Says:

    They both tick the happy box! Also, mentioning Alphabeat can’t hurt the AMT! campaign. When people search for ‘Danish, popular, beat, combo’ they may well find ‘London, irreverent, comedy, duo, laughing, at, their, own, jokes, and, Martin, the, sound, guy, keeping, it, from, just, being, a, gigglefest’.

    PS. I do think the Alphabeat girl is well fit!

  7. Abs Says:

    Hm, I can kind of see Josie and Dave’s point(s). There’s a split second of the guy’s looming face where he looks a bit like Olly, but mainly in the hair region, and more like an Olly after a spot of airbrushing. I’m actually glad you don’t remind me of Alphabeat in any other way, because that song was pretty rubbish.

  8. Dave Says:

    It’s the person at the very start of the video, a guy and a girl both walk to microphones in profile, it’s the guy there you want to keep your eye on. It’s mainly the hair I think, but when I saw this video in a pub the other day I laughed and snorted drink through my nose at the coincedence.

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