Ryan Jarman: ‘Grown-ups still don’t like The Cribs. That’s absolutely indisputable’

Band speak to NME ahead of the release of new album 'For All Our Sisters'

The Cribs have opened up about the “conundrum” they face as a band who have spent 10 years together, saying that they don’t feel like “grown-up” listeners respect them.

The band appear in the new Albums of 2015 issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally,

In the interview, Gary Jarman of the band says he believes the band have never appealed to the audience who normally appreciate the music the band make. “I believe we’re a pop band but we’ve always struggled with mainstream recognition,” he says. “But then we don’t really want recognition because we’re a punk-rock band. There’s so many conflicts.”

It’s a theory his brother, Ryan Jarman, backs up. “We’ve been around for so long we have things like some people calling us a national treasure or a British institution. But at the same time, the grown-ups still don’t like us. That’s absolutely indisputable. For some reason or another that I don’t care about, they still don’t like us. But whatever.”

Elsewhere in the feature, the band talked up their poppy new album ‘For All My Sisters’, as well as how they came to be in the studio with Dave Grohl while making the album.

‘For All My Sisters’ is the group’s sixth album and first for new label Sonic Blew/Sony Red. It follows 2012’s ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’ and the 2013 compilation ‘Payola’. The band of Wakefield brothers have also released a brand new track, ‘An Ivory Hand’, to mark the news. Click below to listen.

The ‘For All My Sisters’ tracklisting is as follows:

‘Finally Free’
‘Different Angle’
‘Burning For No One’
‘Mr Wrong’
‘An Ivory Hand’
‘Simple Story’
‘City Storms’
‘Pacific Time’
‘Summer Of Chances’
‘Diamond Girl’
‘Spring On Broadway’
‘Pink Snow’