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The Cribs


Replete with unparalleled displays of riff-age. Riddled with lyrical honesty. An uncompromising garage-punk production. Each of The Cribs’ releases has honed these and other facets with increasing skill and, as preceding albums have progressively done, Night Network embellishes The Cribs’ sound with the brothers’ continuously developing songwriting and influences, while still retaining that indelible and …

THE CRIBS continue their glorious return with new single “I Don’t Know Who I Am”, their second partnership with Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, who delivered the astounding spoken word of fan favourite “Be Safe”. Quintessentially Cribs, spectacularly gripping riffage scores the track’s emotional narrative, before said riff implodes into a mauling noise rock jam. The …

The Wakefield brothers, who recently shared details of their upcoming eighth album Night Network, have now revealed further information on their 2021 UK tour dates. For what will be their first string of shows in three years, The Cribs begin at London’s Roundhouse on the 11th June, before finishing in the grand environs of Halifax’s …

After Cribs fans endured a hefty wait from 2017’s 24/7 Rock Star Shit, and many more were tantalised for new music by their lockdown performance of Be Safe, they have today shared new track Running Into You. The band had fans in uproar yesterday after changing their social media profile pictures, in addition to revealing …

Prior to forming The Cribs with younger brother Ross, Jarman twins Gary and Ryan made a smattering of noisy goodness as wrinkle. The EP was recorded in 2001 at Springtime Studios in Huddersfield, through with Andy Briggs on drums. Gary Jarman recently discussed the band on 22 Grand Pod, a podcast celebrating seminal bands from …

Coming over two years since their last album and tour, The Cribs’ lockdown version of their hallowed track Be Safe is even more poignant. As a band adverse to any form of inactivity or hiatus, their hefty break, alongside the indeterminable claustrophobia of the lockdown blues themselves, meant fans were clamouring. The band have often cynically dismissed their …

24/7 Rock Star Shit is the new album by Wakefield lads The Cribs. Their seventh studio album (if you don’t include best-of Payola) begins in the most Cribs was possible; a screech of guitar into an immediately catchy riff. The classic Jarman brother vocals on Give Good Time aren’t note perfect, but that isn’t why …

What’s better than a hometown band playing a hometown arena show? Pulled Apart By Horses dominate the stage early on. With I Punched A Lion In The Throat having the biggest impact early on, the anarchic punk rock vibes pack a huge punch. There isn’t a huge crowd down yet but the few numbers that …

This year, Wakefield’s finest exports The Cribs are celebrating ten years of their third album Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever, and to commemorate the occasion, the band are embarking on short run of UK dates in the spring. Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever will be played for the first time ever in its entirety. It …

Branded as “Northern indie for your precious ears” on their Twitter bio, Wakefield four-piece The Brackets have just stormed onto the scene with their debut EP Nothing To Write Home About. Wakefield, famous for being the home of the Cribs, is consistently producing great new bands and Long Division festival is showcasing the best of …