An email from Michael Moran points us in the direction of Lily Allen's blog, and in particular this post:
It does seem to be that, doesn't it? The choice in front of us is: should Lily plod through the US playing the same songs over and over (and, let's face it, how quickly did the rest of us get with Smile and LDN after hearing them twice - never mind Alfie), or should she come here and make a new album?
I think the choice is obvious: if it puts off a second album a while longer, then you must go to America, Lily. Visit every town, city and hamlet. Do not return until you've played that clever song about how things aren't as they seem when you look with your eyes to everybody in the United States, and Canada too. Go, Lily, we'll muddle through somehow while you do your duty.