The Cribs: ‘The Sex Pistols are sexually fantastic’

Wakefield trio big up headliners at Isle Of Wight Festival

The Cribs played a raucous afternoon set at the Isle Of Wight festival this afternoon (June 14) at which they described The Sex Pistols, who are set to headline the festival later tonight, as “sexually fantastic”.

The sunny weather brought out a typically high-octane performance from the Wakefield trio, with bassist Gary Jarman ending the set by hurling his bass guitar into drummer Ross Jarman‘s drum kit.

Watched from the side of the stage by singer Ryan Jarman‘s girlfriend Kate Nash and The Enemy‘s Tom Clarke, the band played a set including hits ‘Hey Scenesters’, ‘Moving Pictures’ and ‘Men’s Needs’.

Before playing ‘Mirror Kissers’ Ryan Jarman told the crowd about his night out the previous evening. “We went to a karaoke bar,” he told the audience. “When we were singing songs we thought we were going to get our heads kicked in. So it’s nice to sing some songs here without fear of getting our heads kicked in.”

After playing ‘Another Number’ later in the set the singer/guitarist paid tribute to The Sex Pistols, who will grace the stage tonight.

“We played with them before,” he told the crowd, referring to the support slots they played with the punk legends recently. “They were sexually fantastic”.

Two songs later, as set-closer ‘The Wrong Way’ reached its climax, Gary Jarman threw his instrument a full ten feet in the air before it crashed down on his brother’s drum kit.

Ryan Jarman, meanwhile, knocked over an amp stack with his guitar before thanking the crowd and heading off stage.

The Cribs played:

‘Our Bovine Public’

‘Hey Scenesters’

‘Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant?’

‘My Life Flashed Before My Eyes’

‘Women’s Needs’

‘Moving Pictures’

‘Mirror Kissers’

‘Men’s Needs’

‘Another Number’

‘I’m A Realist’

‘The Wrong Way To Be’

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