The Cribs play first two albums in full at Wichita birthday show

Band play intimate London venue without Johnny Marr

The Cribs played their first two albums in full as a three-piece last night (July 14) at a London show to mark their label Wichita‘s 10th birthday.

The Wakefield trio played the intimate Relentless Garage venue without guitarist Johnny Marr, who was not in the band when the two albums were recorded or released.

Marr had been in Los Angeles contributing to a live version of the Inception soundtrack, which he helped to score.

Playing after support slots from Lovvers and Sky Larkin, The Cribs began by running through their 2004 self-titled album before moving on to 2005’s ‘The New Fellas’.

Frontman Ryan Jarman used the trip down memory lane to recall an early band experience. “We had a gig in a garage when we started, a load of record labels came down,” he said from the stage before playing ‘Another Number’. “But we didn’t get signed. But I’m glad, because all the record labels were shit. We played this that night.”

Later, during ‘The Wrong Way To Be’, there was a minor stage invasion as fans clambered up to sing and dance with the three brothers before diving back into the crowd.

With Ryan having said that every song played was dedicated to the Wichita label, they ended with ‘The New Fellas’ closer ‘Things Aren’t Going To Change’.

The Cribs played:

‘The Watch Trick’
‘You Were Always The One’
‘The Lights Went Out’
‘You & I’
‘Things You Should Be Knowing’
‘Another Number’
‘What About Me’
‘Learning How To Fight’
‘Baby Don’t Sweat’
‘Third Outing’
‘Hey Scenesters!’
‘I’m Alright Me’
‘Mirror Kisses’
‘We Can No Longer Cheat You’
‘It Was Only Love’
‘The New Fellas’
‘Hello? Oh…’
‘The Wrong Way To Be’
Things Aren’t Going To Change’