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The Cribs - O2 Academy Bristol 16.05.17 Live Review


Normally when an act embarks on an anniversary tour of a particular album, it is for one of two reasons: either that release is a truly exceptional work, or it seems pretty good when compared to the rest of their less accomplished back-catalogue. In the case of The Cribs and their third album "Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever", one of the finest outputs of the mid-2000s indie renaissance period, the former is very much true. With a career-spanning showcase focussed around their seminal work, Wakefield's finest displayed with a touch of nostalgia that they are still one of the best in the business.

The Cribs - O2 Academy Bristol 16.05.17 Live Review

Brighton based three-piece Demob Happy opened, looking like the cast of iconic 90s film 'Dazed and Confused', an apt representation of their muddled set. Oscillating between the murky grunge of their stellar 2015 debut "Dream Soda" and the Muse-esque arena rock sound of their new material, they still managed to warm up the crowd, despite sounding like two completely different bands.

Main support came from hotly-tipped Norwegian punk band Sløtface, combining sharp riffs with lead singer Haley Shea's captivatingly unique vocals and abstract lyrics, namely: 'I'd never shave my head for you.' Having left the crowd intrigued, stirred and eager for more, it is apparent that Sløtface have the potential for big things in the years to come.

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Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General


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So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the country's best music veterans and up and coming stars to one of its greatest cities. But while you're there, you may as well enjoy the rest of what this incredible Yorkshire city has to offer.

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Home to two universites, an extraodinary library, a colossal shopping centre and some of the best restaurants in the nation, Leeds is the place to be to kick off festival season even without taking the music into account. While the weekend of May 1st to 4th may boast a line-up including The Cribs, Gaz Coombes, George The Poet, MNEK, Gengahr, The Strypes and more, there's plenty of places to sit and let it all soak in while enjoying a decent meal and a pint.

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Kate Nash Rocks New Gothabilly Look For London Fashion Week


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The Kate Nash of old is long gone. The singer once known for wearing cutesy dresses and cardigans appears to have shed that vintage look and is opting for a more dramatic sartorial style. Sporting a shimmering grey dress with bows and a black cape-like quilted black coat, Kate finished off her look with her hair rolled atop her head in a rockabilly style, showing off its part-black dye job. Part goth, part old-school rock and roll, one thing’s for sure, this is a new Kate Nash we see before us now.

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Kate Nash sports new look at London Fashion Week

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NME Awards Johnny Marr 'Godlike Genius' Title, 2013


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Johnny Marr will be crowned Godlike Genius of the Year at this year’s NME Awards. Marr, whose distinctive guitar licks were combined with Morrissey’s song-writing skills to make The Smiths the legendary band that they are, has also played in Modest Mouse and – more recently, joined the three Wakefield brothers The Cribs.

The NME Awards will be held at The Troxy in East London, on Wednesday February 27, 2013, where Marr will collect his gong. Marr’s about to release his debut solo album The Messenger and speaking about the award, said “It is a very nice thing to be getting this award and I am honoured. The NME seems to be good at giving this award to people I like so I’m in good company. I guess it means that some things are alright with the world.” His previous band mate Morrissey won’t be expecting any such honour any time soon; he has fallen out with the magazine on a number of occasions, most recently when they printed an article that he felt had branded him a racist.

The magazine’s editor, Mike Williams, said “All hail Johnny Marr, NME Godlike Genius 2013 and the newest recruit into NME’s holy order of music legends. And what a legend he is! Not content with rewriting the history of music with one of the world’s greatest ever bands, The Smiths, he’s continued to push boundaries and evolve throughout his career, working with some of the best and most exciting artists on the planet.” Johnny follows in the footsteps of 2012’s Godlike Genius, Noel Gallagher, which just goes to show, there’s no justice in the world. Or no huge commitment to chronology, perhaps. 

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A Week In Music - The Cribs Look Back Over A Decade, Palma Violets Cause A Stir, Adam Ant's Awkward Return, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Hitting The Road


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A Week in Video... Wakefield’s indie rockers The Cribs release ‘Leather Jacket Love Song,’ a nostalgic look back at their last decade of existence as a band. The video inter-splices archive footage of one of the brothers’ early gigs at Ossett Town Hall in Yorkshire, with the Cribs circa 2013 observing their younger selves. The Cribs’ sounds hasn’t altered a great deal over time, but their popularity seems to show no signs of wavering; their commitment to their DIY roots remains strong and even with Ryan breaking out with his new band Exclamation Pony, we reckon there’s a few years left in The Cribs yet.

Palma Violets have been causing a stir, with their accessible, psych-tinged garage rock. The video for ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’ is a vaguely trippy, home-video style shoot; footage of the band playing is mixed with footage of them driving around in a car together, looking like it’s being played back on an old TV set. The band have gained a lot of attention since playing recent slots with London based Savages. It looks like 2013 could well be their year.

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The Cribs, Ignore The Ignorant Album Review


Review of The Cribs' album Ignore The Ignorant released through Wichita.

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The Cribs, Don't You Wanna Be Relevant? Single Review


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Don't You Wanna Be Relevant?
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The Cribs, Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever, Album Review


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Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever
Album Review

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The Cribs, Mans Needs, Single Review


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