The band release their sixth album 'For All My Sisters' on March 23
The Cribs have unveiled another track from their upcoming new album.
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’.
Listen to new number ‘Different Angle’ now at Stereogum.
Meanwhile, the band recently declared that “punk rock and indie are dead” and defended the more poppy sounds of their new album. Watch the video interview beneath.
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.