The Cribs: ‘Steve Albini album is on the back burner’

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The trio began work on the LP in 2011

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The Cribs have spoken out about the Steve Albini produced album which they began work on back in 2011.

Talking to NME last night (February 12) at their NME Awards Show with Austin, Texas at London’s Electric Ballroom, Ryan Jarman commented that the band still intend to finish and release the record, but that it is currently on the back burner whilst they promote their forthcoming new album ‘For All My Sisters’. “The plan is still to work on that record we started with Steve. We’ve already recorded a third of the record,” he said in a video interview which you can watch above.

“But to be honest… we are so deeply involved with this one at the moment, it’s difficult see past that and the thing that concerns me a little is that the original sessions with Steve were back in 2012 now, so the further away you get from it, the less urgency there is to make the record, but we still do want to do it.”

“It’s on the back burner, I guess,” added his twin brother Gary Jarman. Despite this, Ryan explained that they work so quickly with Albini, recording four songs in three days during that last session, that the album might come sooner than expected. “The moment that we feel the time is right to do that [finish the LP], it will be done like that [clicks fingers] and then we’ll probably stick it out as soon as possible, so it might come quicker than what we expect.”

Speaking about the record in 2011, Ryan said: “Recording in Chicago with Steve was a swift, no-messing-about affair. Very rewarding.”

Meanwhile, The Cribs’ new album ‘For All My Sisters’ will be released on March 23. Speaking to NME last month, Ryan Jarman revealed that the album will be the group’s most pop-focused release since 2007’s ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’.

The Cribs tour continues tomorrow in Portsmouth.

The Cribs will play:

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (February 14)
Bristol The Fleece (15)
Birmingham Oobleck (17)
Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (20)
Tyneside 6 Music Festival (21)
Sheffield Leadmill (22)
Manchester The Ritz (25)

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