The Cribs play secret gig

Franz Ferdinand turn up to watch show

The Cribs played a secret gig on Saturday (March 3) at London’s Water Rats.

The band premiered songs from their forthcoming album ’Man’s Needs, Woman’s Needs, Whatever’ for fans. Members of Kaiser Chiefs and Franz Ferdinand were spotted in the audience, including Alex Kapranos, who produced the album in Vancouver.

The evening ended with fans invading the stage.

The band played:

‘Major’s Titling Victory’

‘Hey Scenesters’

‘Our Bovine Public’

‘I’m Alright Me’


‘My Life Flashed Before My Eyes’

‘You’re Gonna Lose Us’

‘Girls Like Mystery’

‘I’m A Realist’


‘Men’s Need’

‘We Can No Longer Cheat You’

‘Women’s Needs’

‘Mirror Kisses’

‘Ancient History’

‘Another Number’

‘The Wrong Way To Be’

The Cribs are set to continue their mini-tour tonight (March 5) in Leicester.

They will play:

Leicester Charlotte (March 5)

Leeds Brudenell Social Club (6)

Glasgow King Tuts (8)

Middlesboro Cornerhouse (9)

Wakefield Escobar (10)

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.