Band member Aristazabal Hawkes admitted that she started the rumour, but insisted that it was merely a "joke" that got out of hand.
She told DS: "It was in one of our first interviews and I didn't have anything to say. I thought I would be funny and it has just haunted me forever.
"It's a lesson in knowing when to keep your mouth shut. If you don't have anything to say then don't say it!"
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