Guy Garvey has admitted teasing Doves, after they lost out on the No 1 album spot by just six sales.
Kingdom Of Rust entered the album chart at No 2 in April, narrowly missing out to Lady GaGa’s The Fame.
Garvey told PS: “Doves is one of my albums of 2009. But, when I heard how close they were to No 1, I bought six albums and posted them to Jimi with a note saying ‘Sorry these are late.'”