Having just been nominated in the Best Newcomer category in the Mojo magazine awards, multi-national indie band Guillemots are about to share a record with The Streets.
They have recorded a cover version of The Street's Never Went to Church, which will be the B-side when the original track, from the album The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living, is released as a single on June 5.
Though yet to be officially confirmed by The Streets, the unusual collaboration between two expat Brummies, Mike Skinner and Guillemots founder and singer-songwriter Fyfe Dangerfield, apparently came about after Skinner saw Guillemots play at the Camden Crawl event last month.
Dangerfield said the band "had a lot of fun" recording the track on two consecutive post-gig nights in Paris.
Guillemots are just back from their second North American tour, during which they played to just 55 people in Toronto but received a boost in Los Angeles in discovering that Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal is a fan.
The Oscar-nominated star of Brokeback Mountain came backstage afterwards to meet the band and revealed that he knows the words to all their songs and sings along to them in his car.
Gyllenhaal's former partner, actress Kirsten Dunst was also, independently, at the gig.
Meanwhile mastering has been completed on Guillemots' debut album, Through the Windowpane, which was recorded at Sir George Martin's Air Studios between December and March, and it is scheduled for released on July 10, with a single, Made-Up Love Song#43 preceding it on June 26.
The band, whose other members are from Scotland, Brazil and Canada, is due to play Birmingham's Soundstage Festival on May 28 and the Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham, on June 3. ..SUPL: