The Cribs: 'Nirvana wouldn't get signed today' The Cribs Tickets

Guitarist Ryan Jarman says there's 'no time' for underground bands in 2012

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Cribs

The Cribs' Ryan Jarman has said he doesn't think Nirvana would get signed if they were starting out today.

The guitarist believes that underground bands starting out in 2012 don't have the same opportunities as groups did in the past, and he blames people's short-attention span for the change.

He told Bang Showbiz: "Bands like Nirvana, Sonic Youth, the bands that come up from the underground and cross over, the problem is there's no time to do that now.

"Even with underground bands, if people like them, they totally get over exposed really quickly, then people move on to the next thing. That's my only concern; that bands can't come up through those channels anymore."

Jarman says people are too concerned with purchasing the odd single, rather than a full album, and thinks music lovers can't fully understand an artist or band unless they listen to their full body of work.

He added: "It's about the single now, but I think people have got a shorter attention span now, the single, to us, is usually the one we are least interested in. The stuff you put on the album, that's the most satisfying stuff. So, it would a real be a shame if it went that way."

Since the time of writing, Ryan Jarman has responded to this widely reported news story. You can see his tweets on the subject below.

The Cribs will release a compilation album, 'Payola', in February. 'Payola' will mark 10 years as a band for the Wakefield trio but is not a straightforward hits album. Some of the band's biggest songs are left out in favour of fan favourites and album tracks.

The band will also headline an NME Awards Show gig at London's O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets for The Cribs and all of the NME Awards shows are available to buy now by clicking here.


Read More On This Artist

Video: The Cribs' Ryan Jarman - 'I'd Want To See The Smiths Reform'

The Cribs Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


Buy The Cribs Tickets

from £18

Buy The Cribs Tickets


Buy The Cribs Tickets

from £18

Buy The Cribs Tickets


Buy The Cribs Tickets

from £18

Buy The Cribs Tickets


Buy The Cribs Tickets

from £18

Buy The Cribs Tickets


Buy The Cribs Tickets

from £18

Buy The Cribs Tickets

back to top

More News
Lucy Rose announces UK tour and promises to play new material
Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson: 'Bono's such a massive cunt'
Future Islands' Samuel T Herring feared he 'was going to die' earlier this year
Madonna calls new album leak 'a form of terrorism'
New Official Chart Show host Clara Amfo is 'surprised at how nice everyone's been'
Wiley reschedules tour following unrelated shooting outside London venue
Wu-Tang's RZA: 'I used to do rap battles on the spot where Eric Garner was killed'
Pond unveil new video for track 'Sitting Up on Our Crane' - watch
The 1975 named as the hardest-working band this year with 195 shows in 29 countries
Muse update fans on new album as they record with orchestra in Milan – watch
Apple did not intentionally delete music from users' iPods, jury finds
Scott Stapp alleges that 'the heart of ISIS is in my own family' in uncovered 911 calls...
Florence & The Machine and Alt-J added to Flow Festival line-up
AC/DC sell out Wembley Stadium gig in 60 minutes
Laura Marling announces new album 'Short Movie' – hear first song now
D'Angelo team confirm release of new album was brought forward following Ferguson protests
St Vincent reveals 'Birth In Reverse' video and says she has recorded songs with Carrie...
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars perform 'Uptown Funk' on finale of 'The Voice US'...
Kendrick Lamar premieres brand new song on 'The Colbert Report' – watch
The Decemberists share new song 'The Wrong Year' - listen
Records by Sex Pistols, Chic, Neil Young, Lou Reed added to Grammy Hall of Fame
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning sentenced to 13 years for sexual abuse

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM