The Cribs: ‘We got asked to do a song with One Direction’

Ryan Jarman said the collaboration 'could have been an interesting thing'

The Cribs have revealed that they were once asked to make a song with One Direction.

The Wakefield trio will release their sixth studio effort – titled ‘For All My Sisters’ – on March 23. The LP follows on from 2012’s ‘In the Belly of the Brazen Bull’.

Speaking to student publication The Mancunion, Ryan Jarman explained: “Yeah we even got asked to do a song with One Direction; it’s a pretty weird way to infiltrate that kind of thing. It wasn’t even Sony who asked us, 1D are actually fans of us — it could have been an interesting thing.” The Vaccines’ Justin Young previously wrote for the pop band.


Meanwhile, the band recently declared that “punk rock and indie are dead” and defended the more poppy sounds of their new album. Speaking about the upcoming record, which was influenced by the ’80s pop music the band have been listening to, guitarist Ryan Jarman said: “It’s fair to describe the record as a poppy record, we don’t see that in any way being a dirty word or anything. We had three years off after making our last record, which I feel was a pretty abrasive record. We actually had time to decide what sort of record we wanted to make. We wrote a bunch of songs – about 18 songs – and we decided we wanted to concentrate on the more poppier side of the band and make the songs as hooky as possible.”

Defending his band’s new direction, with tongue firmly in cheek, Jarman added: “Punk rock and indie’s dead, how are we going to make money any more? We have to be able to live; private jets don’t pay for themselves. Plus, we’re on a major label as well and they said, ‘Listen guys, you’ve gotta cut that punk rock nonsense out.’

“It’s all about results this time, it’s all about shifting units.”

Last month, The Cribs unveiled the video for their album’s lead track ‘Burning For No One’, which featured the band swimming with pigs in the Bahamas. The song was recorded last autumn at New York’s Magic Shop Studio.

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