May 2, 2012 18:04

The Cribs reveal their favourite small venue – video

Band tell NME about Wakefield's answer to CBGBs

Video: The Cribs - Our Favourite Small Venues

The Cribs have spoken about their favourite small venue in the UK and revealed that the now-closed Players Club is their choice.

Speaking to NME in a video, which you can see by scrolling up to the top of the page and clicking, Ross and Ryan Jarman spoke about their memories of playing in Players, which they called Wakefield's answer to iconic New York venue CBGBs.

Ryan said: "Our favourite venue is Players. It was the perfect punk rock club, it was like CBGBs, everything was held together for tape. It left a big hole, it was such a massive shame."

Then asked why he thought small venues were so important, Jarman added: "It's not a case of where bands can play when they come through your city, but where local bands are going to play. When we went to Players, we thought we could do a gig in there. It was an attainable goal, bands needs that."

Drummer Ross added that he believed a lot of bands forget about small venues they outgrow them, but that he and his brothers never would.

He added: "As bands get bigger, a lot of them forget about small venues. We've always tried to keep that going and play spontaneous gigs in smaller venues."

The Cribs are also among the bands playing an intimate hometown show as part of JD Roots, who have partnered with NME to support local music and search for Britain's Best Small Venue. The band will play Wakefield's Theatre Royal on May 16, with The Horrors returning to Southend Chinnerys on May 9 and Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic playing Glasgow's King Tut's on May 3.

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