The Cribs

The Cribs

For a few minutes, as the intro tape of Joe Esposito’s ‘You’re The Best’ fades out and the crowd surges, it looks as though The Cribs have hired another new member. A hulking great man with a face of thunder stands centre stage to scowl at...

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The Cribs

The Cribs

The last time The Cribs played the 100 Club was on their first ever headline tour in 2004, off the back of their self-titled debut album, before they promptly got massive and outgrew the sweaty basement hideaway. Tonight the band’s story comes...

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The Cribs - 'Glitters Like Gold'

The Cribs - 'Glitters Like Gold'

?It’s heartening to see that, even sans Johnny Marr, the Jarman clan have retained some more sophisticated Smithsian DNA in their blueprint. Of course, what with The Cribs being The Cribs, their brand of subtlety still boasts snarling feedback,...

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The Cribs

The Cribs

Ryan Jarman is all too aware of the daftness of the position he finds himself in. “Yeah we’re gonna do, like, a career-spanning set,” he drawls to NME backstage, channelling the haughty pomposity of a golden oldie throwback show at the Royal...

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The Cribs - 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull'

The Cribs - 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull'

Ten years into their career, The Cribs are still one of the most misunderstood bands in Britain. Their problem – and it’s always plagued the Wakefield trio – is that the innate outsider ethos which they embody has always been at odds with...

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The Cribs - 'Chi-Town'

The Cribs - 'Chi-Town'

Goodbye Mr. Marr, hello Mr Bar. That’s ‘bar’ as in the boozing saloon that’s ever present on most Replacements songs. The Jarmans have become emboldened by the two-drink minimum in the shouty saloon of Mr. Paul Westerberg’s dreams....

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Live Review: The Cribs

Live Review: The Cribs

Peep Show’s Super Hans once asserted that “We’re backstage – someone’s got to suck someone off”. Well, tonight we’re at a Cribs gig – someone’s got to pass out. Usually it’s Ryan Jarman during his shoeless crowd-dive. Tonight,...

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Album review: The Cribs - 'Ignore The Ignorant'

Album review: The Cribs - 'Ignore The Ignorant'

Say what you like about The Cribs (they look like their mum cut their hair, that bleeding-all-the-time thing was a bit gross, the phrase ‘ethical indie’ was the most ideologically flawed utterance of 2007), but you have to admit they’ve...

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The Cribs

The Cribs

As ‘Another Number’ clatters to its climax, Gary Jarman licks his lips and declares, “We wrote that 10 years ago in a shithole in Wakefield.” “It’s a bit of an exaggeration,” his twin, Ryan, adds. “But it sounds good: it’s been a...

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The Cribs

The Cribs

Probably a rare moment in a Cribs show, you can more or less guarantee this is three or so minutes in which you won’t get the foot of one of the Jarman brothers in your face. ‘I’m A Realist’, you see, is something of an interlude in the...

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