The Rock City archives: 2012

The Cribs, Rock City Main Hall

  • Monday 7th May 2012
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The Cribs are set to play Rock City's Main Hall this May

The Cribs are originally a 3-piece indie rock band from Yorkshire, UK. That is until they made rock and roll guitar hero Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths and more recently Modest Mouse) a permanent member in 2008, Johnny Marr's departure in 2011 returned them to their original trio.

They are currently working on their 5th album, following 2009's 'Ignore The Ignorant'

Their last 3 album released have all achieved silver certificate in the UK, all album released have attained higher and higher peak positions in the UK album chart. 2004 eponymous debut reached 94, 2005's 'The New fellas's reached 78, 2007's 'mens needs, womans needs, whatever' reached 13 and 2009's 'ignore the ignorant' peaked at 8.

The last single released by The Cribs was an unnanounced surprise single called 'housewife' which was only available on vinyl and download. Despite the lack of PR and limited formats with this single it still charted at 105 which shows the loyalty and strength of The Cribs fanbase that they have accrued over the years.

Check out their website - The Cribs

The 2007 single 'Mens Needs' is their highest charting single success, watch the video below...

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