The Cribs say new album is ‘their poppiest record since ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever”

Band talk to NME about new album 'For All My Sisters'

The Cribs have talked up their poppy new album, saying it’s the most immediate thing they have made since 2007’s ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’.

The band recently announced that their next album will be named ‘For All My Sisters’ and will be released on March 23.

In the new Albums of 2015 issue of NME, which is on newsstands from today and available digitally, the band speak exclusively from the New York studio where the album was produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars.

The band credit Ocasek (who has also produced albums by Weezer and Hole) with bringing the pop out of them. “There’s a song called ‘Burning For No One’ that’s so pop” explained Gary Jarman. “I think it might be too pop.”

“I think this is the poppiest record since ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’,” added his brother Ryan. “When we did ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’, we used that as a chance to get the more abrasive songs out. With this one we fancied having that contrast of going back to where we concentrate on the melodies.”

Ryan was also keen to stress that a decade into their career, new music is as important as ever to the trio. He stated: “There’s always been some reason why [every record] has to be better than the last. The last record was the first one back as a three-piece [after Johnny Marr’s exit]. There was all this gravity and it had to be better. This one, because it’s the first one of the next 10 years, you feel that gravity again.”

‘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’