The Cribs: ‘Having Dave Grohl in the studio was a good omen’

Band were visited by Foo Fighters frontman while making new album 'For All My Sisters' in New York

The Cribs have explained how Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl came to be in the studio with them when they recorded their new album in New York last year.

The band were photographed with Grohl in The Magic Shop in October 2014. In the new Albums of 2015 issue of NME, which is on newsstands from today and available digitally, Gary Jarman explained what happened.

“We left to go get pizza and withing three minutes we returned with Dave Grohl,” the bass player said. “We played with him in Ireland and he was like, ‘The Cribs? I love you guys!’ We thought it was a really good omen for the first day of the record – it was just like a rabbit’s foot or something.”


Elsewhere in the feature, the band talked up their poppy new album ‘For All My Sisters’, saying it’s the most immediate thing they have made since 2007’s ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’.

‘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’