US rockers The Strokes and British band Franz Ferdinand are such fans of each other's music, they're planning on teaming up as a supergroup.

The bands' mutual respect formed over two nights last week (ends02DEC05), when each band performed a gig in London.

Last Tuesday (29NOV05), the ALEX KAPRANOS-fronted Franz Ferdinand enjoyed a Strokes concert at the University Of London Union, while the following night (30NOV05), the New Yorkers caught Franz Ferdinand's gig at Alexandra Palace.

An insider says, "They are talking about forming some kind of supergroup. Exactly how and when is yet to be decided.

"But they are all keen to collaborate on some recording and a live show."