The Cribs to release singles collection, 'Payola'

Wakefield trio to release compilation marking 10 years as a band

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The Cribs have confirmed details of their first singles compilation album 'Payola', due for release in 2013.

The album will mark 10 years as a band for the Wakefield trio but is not a straightforward hits album, with some of the band's biggest songs left out in favour of fan favourites and album tracks. A full tracklisting can be seen below alongside the bonus 18 track B-sides and rarities disc which will be included with deluxe editions of 'Payola'. The album will also include new song 'Leather Jacket Love Song' as its final track.

Speaking about 'Payola', Ryan Jarman of the band told NME: "A lot of best of albums are just money for old rope, so we've tried to make this as special as possible." The act of assembling the compilation involved some long, drawn out emails, and some old-school techniques – bassist/singer Gary Jarman dubbed some nearly-final tracklists onto tape to make sure that it sounded right. "It definitely appealed to my OCD nature, to try and get everything in one place and make something cohesive," says the bassist. "We tracked down all our favourite photos from the last 10 years – which I hate doing, I hate looking at photos of myself. We had to be brutal," says Gary. "Like, we didn't put 'Moving Pictures' on there because, although it's a single, we don't feel it's one of our best songs."

'Payola' – the full tracklisting

01. 'Another Number’
02. 'Come On, Be A No-One’
03. ‘I’m A Realist’
04. ‘Hey Scenesters!’
05. ‘We Share The Same Skies’
06. ‘You Were Always The One’
07. ‘Anna’
08. ‘Cheat On Me’
09. ‘Back to The Bolthole’
10. ‘We Were Aborted’
11. ‘Our Bovine Public’
12. 'I’ve Tried Everything’
13. ‘Direction’
14. ‘Glitters Like Gold’
15. ‘Be Safe’
16. ‘Mirror Kisses’
17. 'Men’s Needs’
18. ‘We Can No Longer Cheat’
19. ‘Chi-Town’
20. ‘The Wrong Way To Be’
21. ‘City Of Bugs’
22. ‘Leather Jacket Love Song’

B-Sides:

01. ‘Glandular Fever Got The Best Of Me’
02. ‘On A Hotel Wall’
03. ‘Saturday Night Facts Of Life’
04. ‘Kind Words From The Broken Hearted’
05. ‘It Happened So Fast’
06. ‘Eat Me’
07. ‘Fairer Sex’
08. ‘Advice From A Roving Artist’
09. ‘You’re Gonna Lose Us’
10. ‘Get Yr Hands Out Of My Grave’
11. ‘My Adolescent Dreams’
12. ‘Bastards Of Young’
13. ‘To Jackson’
14. ‘Better Than Me’
15. ‘So Hot Now’
16. ‘Is Anybody There?’
17. ‘Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant?’
18. ‘Don’t Believe In Me’

'Payola' will be released via Wichita Recordings on February 25. Read the full interview with The Cribs in this week's NME, which is on newsstands from now, or available digitally.


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