After a booze-fuelled jam session, Johnny Jones (Phil Daniels) and his old bandmates from the once revered The Weapons of Happiness come up with a great new pop punk single. The problem is that no one is interested in re-signing a bunch of aging rock stars. But Johnny's not one to quit easily. And he has a plan - a hoax that will reveal the sham that the music industry has become. Johnny and his bandmates assemble a talentless bunch of teenagers to be the face of their new single, teaching them how to talk the talk and walk the walk before unleashing them and their single upon the nation.