Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman Huey Morgan hates fans who recognise him because anonymity helps him make music.

The KING OF NEW YORK star sees himself as a journalist rather than an artist and wants his music to document everyday events - but his creative process becomes impossible when people remind him of his fame.

He says, "Like I told that cute waitress, I enjoy writing about New York and the human condition, and you can't do that when everyone says, 'You're the guy from that band,' everytime you go out. You have to be an everyday person.

"We are almost reporters rather than musicians. We tell people how it is rather than how we would like it to be."