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These are pivotal times in Cribsland. The Jarman brothers’ spell with long-time label Wichita and brief self-imposed hiatus have expired, and they return with promises of two new albums –…

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“Does anybody want to hear a new song?” asks Ryan Jarman, introducing ‘Different Angle’ to a sold out and up for it Electric Ballroom. “I hate it when you see…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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There were a few rock stars that were, in the words of Liam Gallagher, totally fookin’ ’avin’ it in 2007. Frank Carter was obviously one, Beth Ditto another, and Ryan…

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There’s a feeling that as The Cribs lay down the gauntlet to their careerist contemporaries, the only response they’ll get is, “Er, no, we want to get off with teenagers…

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It’s no secret that most of the NME office kind of like The Cribs. And when we say “kind of like”, we may mean that some staffers might have been…

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Great pop: what is it? A song that hijacks your life for three minutes, skewers some conflict buried deep in your subconscious then vanishes, leaving you limp and delirious? …