Kate Nash covers The Cribs – hear it now

Listen to NME's exclusive track

Kate Nash has paid tribute to boyfriend Ryan Jarman‘s band The Cribs – and you can listen to it now on NME.COM.

The singer has taken on ‘Man’s Needs’ for an exclusive NME CD.

To listen to an excerpt of the track just head to the NME.COM media player now.

You can also hear Lightspeed Champion covering Amy Winehouse and Kaiser Chiefs tackling the Klaxons.

However that is just the beginning. You can own the song in full, along with 13 other exclusive covers and rarities, by picking up this week’s issue of NME.

The magazine – which hits UK newsstands from February 27 – comes free with a unique CD. Just go to the NME Awards Souvenir page to see the full tracklisting now.

Meanwhile The Cribs, Kaiser Chiefs and Klaxons are teaming up again this week.

Both bands are on the bill for the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig which takes place on Thursday (February 28) at the O2 Arena.

Bloc Party and this year’s Godlike Geniuses, Manic Street Preachers, are also playing.

Simply head to NME.COM/biggig now for more information and tickets.

Plus there will also be a special aftershow party featuring The Futureheads playing live in IndigO2. Don’t miss it – tickets are onsale now.

To see how this year’s nominees measure up, check out the comprehensive history of the Shockwaves NME Awards online now.