Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand have more in common with pop group Girls Aloud than their genre's contemporaries - according to the band's frontman.
The group worked with the female five-piece on a cover of David Bowie's track Sound And Vision, and singer Alex Kapranos was surprised to find the girls' independence and sensibilities were similar to his.
He says, "I asked Girls Aloud to do the famous 'doo doo doo doo doo doo' backing vocals. They were in the studio working on their own record.
"They're pretty laid back so it was a music marriage made in heaven. We're all independently minded people who want to do things their way. Franz Ferdinand have much more in common with certain other bands."