Leeds/Reading weekend kicked off The Cribs’ last weekend of gigging action before they take a break to work on their fifth studio album. “These are our last shows for a long time, you won’t see us for a bit,” bassist/singer Gary Jarman told the crowd.
The Cribs sat down with NME at Reading for a video interview, where they talked about why they dressed up as women for the front cover of their recent single, ‘Housewife’ earlier this month. They told NME that it was no big deal for them to slip into some dresses for the cover art.
Gary Jarman told NME: “It’s quite a literal interpretation of the title. There’s really no reason not to. We don’t have hang-ups about that kind of thing. And it’s funny that it is still a big deal to some people. Who cares? It’s fun. We had a good time.”
“I know a lot of bands who wouldn’t dream of dressing in girls’ clothes,” Ryan Jarman told NME. “And to those guys I would say, ‘You suck’.”
You can watch the boys in drag in their music video for ‘Housewife’.
The Cribs’ set opened with ‘We Were Aborted’ and also included songs like ‘We Share The Same Skies’, ‘Another Number’, ‘Mirror Kissers’ and ‘Men’s Needs’. The band closed with ‘City Of Bugs’.
During The Cribs’ final song ‘City Of Bugs’ at Reading, their equipment was destroyed. Gary wrecked Ross’s drum kit, as Ryan threw his guitar into the crowd.
Ryan Jarman thanked the Reading crowd for coming out, as their 2008 performance at the festival was their first gig with Johnny Marr, and Reading 2010 marked the band’s last gig for a while.
The Cribs and Trash Talk pose for the NME cameras backstage at Leeds Festival 2010.
Trash Talk show of their self-promoting skills, placing stickers with their band name in just about any location they can find.
Trash Talk serve as their own street team at Leeds Festival 2010.
Trash Talk get ready for their performance on the Lock-Up Stage at Leeds Festival on Friday.
Trash Talk didn’t stop by the NME Signing Tent, but they did take the time to sign autographs for fans.
Trash Talk take a smoking break before tearing it up at the Lock-Up Stage.
Frontman Lee Spielman appears to be writing out some setlists before his band’s performance at Leeds Festival.
Trash Talk stickers seem to have made their way around Leeds Festival. This man is a walking billboard for the band.
Lee Spielman gets close with a security guard during Trash Talk’s Leeds Festival performance on Friday.
Fans sing along with Trash Talk in the Lock-Up Stage on Friday at Leeds Festival.