"It was crazy, the amount of famous people backstage." explained Elbow's Richard Jupp. "We cowered in our dressing room and took it in turns to go out and have a look. I was having my tea on the same table as Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend."
Speaking at their London Roundhouse show to XFM, Elbow explained how they felt a little under pressure at their recent performance at London's Olympic games, so they tried to cool off but in the process angered One Direction.
"We had a bit of a music off with One Direction," added Craig. "They were in the dressing room next door to us, and I think they were rehearsing. So we put some music on to relax - we put some Hendrix on. Then they turned their music up, so we turned ours up a little bit more…"
I was wondering what they were listening to, too, don't worry - it was the inside of a shell... Not really. The real answer? "I think it was one of their tunes? They were definitely practising. We could hear some stomping around. They were lovely guys, actually."