The Cribs LP





The Cribs are three bad-ass brothers from Wakefield, a suburb of Leeds in the UK north. Gary on bass, Ryan on guitar and Ross on drums are on a "Planet of the Apes"-style mission to find their destiny one gig at a time! From the past but living in the future, they want to get the hell out of the north of England! What seems to be their plan is writing and performing in a way that leaves the listener/gig attendee with that indefinable warm tingle. Crapped yourself? Not quite. More along the lines of hearing a band who digs the Motown oldies, as witnessed by their killer cover of The Shirelles' "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", and the "out there" rock ethos of Slim Moon, and completely delivers an amalgam of pop you simultaneously want to share and hoard at the same time. I was instantly a fan of the trading vocals between co-frontmen Gary and Ryan, but the kicker is Gary plays a junior bass. Bangles stizz! Pure genius. Cutting their teeth on the big summer gigs of Scotland's T in the Park, the Reading/Leeds Festival and SummerSonic in Japan, they are currently in the studio with Edwyn Collins of Orange Juice fame finishing some new music. Their first few sugary singles "You Were Always The One", "Another One" and the effing fantastic, cavity-inducing "Baby Don't Sweat" were murder on the locals. Look for them if you're fans of Kings Of Leon, the Strokes and label-mates Bloc Party. The Cribs ain't no MTV show about McMansions and bling, the Cribs are the modern mono-surnamed Ramones. Give them a shot, you'll be hooked.

The Cribs
Wichita Recordings

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The Cribs LP