The Cribs: 'Robin Gibb's music with the Bee Gees really influenced us' - video

Wakefield trio cite 1993 album 'Size Isn't Everything' as a key touchstone

Video: The Cribs - 'Robin Gibb Was The Coolest Bee Gee'

The Cribs have spoken about Robin Gibb and the influence of the Bee Gees on their music in the wake of the legendary singer's death yesterday (May 20).

In an exclusive NME video interview, which you can watch above, the Wakefield trio recalled listening to the Bee Gees' album 'Size Isn't Everything' during their formative years.

Bassist/singer Gary Jarman said: "We were slightly disillusioned with rock music [at the time]. We've been listening to it a lot on tour so it was just coincidental that we happened to be listening to it at around the time Robin died, it's been a staple part of our record collection since '93."

His brother Ryan continued:

It must have had quite a big influence on us – pop melodies is something we always revert to. I always want to get back to pop melodies and I'm sure that's due to that Bee Gees phase we went through.

The Cribs made the comments after playing an exclusive live session in the NME office for a small crowd of fans, footage of which will be posted online soon.

Gibb, who was 62, had been battling liver and colon cancer in recent years. After making what he had described as a "spectacular recovery", a secondary tumour had recently developed. Liam Gallagher, Duran Duran and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears are among the artists who've paid tribute since news of his passing was announced.

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