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The Kaiser Chiefs and The Cribs joined each others’ band in a hometown spectacular last night (April 13).


Leeds’ two favourite indie-popsters are touring the UK together, and last night saw them go collaboration crazy at their homecoming show at the city’s Metropolitan University.


As support band The Cribs came to the end of their set, Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson joined them to take the lead on their song ‘Another Number’.


Then later, as the Kaiser Chiefs set came to a climax, all three The Cribs took the stage to sing vocals on ‘Modern Way’. The bands have recorded each others’ songs on a limited edition split seven inch single.


Ricky told NME.COM after the show: “I was a lot more nervous getting onstage to do one of their songs than I am to do ours. I didn’t wanna let them down, because they came on and all three of them came on. They are charmingly messy, good boys."


He continued: “I really enjoyed (the show), I enjoyed every single moment of it, it went past so quickly, we came onstage and I thought we’d missed out a huge bunch of songs because it just went like that. It was really good fun, and Leeds has been good to us, so hopefully we can be good to Leeds.”


Earlier on in the show, The Cribs dedicated ‘Mirror Kissers’ to Edwyn Collins, who is recovering from a cerebral haemorrhage. Collins produced the band’s forthcoming second album ‘The New Fellas’.


Kaiser Chiefs are touring the UK for the rest of the month on the following dates:

Birmingham Academy (April 15)
Manchester Academy (16)
Newcastle Northumbria University (17)
Cambridge Junction (19)
Bristol University (20)
Cardiff University (21)
London Astoria (22)
Oxford Brookes University (24)
Brighton Concorde (25)
Leeds Metropolitan University (26)
London Astoria (28)


For ticket availability, go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.

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