Wakefield lo-fi indie-rock siblings The Cribs have today announced a UK tour for June 2021 to promote their forthcoming new album.

Night Network, their eighth long-player, will be released via Sonic Blew/[PIAS] on Friday, 13 November. It was self-produced and recorded at the Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 in Los Angeles in the spring/summer of 2019.

It was recently heralded by the fantastically creative, socially distanced video for lead track Running Into You, co-directed by Andy Knowles and Nick Scott and featuring acclaimed actor Sam Riley.

The details of the tour, which includes appearances at the Roundhouse in Camden and an outdoor show at Halifax’s historical Piece Hall, are as follows:

Tickets go on pre-sale at 9am on Wednesday 26 August and general sale at 9am on Friday 28 August from www.gigsandtours.com (for London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester) and www.seetickets.com (for Glasgow and Halifax).

Having released their Steve Albini-engineered album, 24-7 Rock Star Shit – their fourth consecutive UK top 10 album- in August 2017, The Cribs are back after almost three years of business wranglings and self-questioning with an album as vital as anything they’ve ever put out.

There’s no weariness, no bitterness, just a desire to get back to doing what they do best – that unique blend of bittersweet melody, brutal lyrical honesty and riffs which they’ve producing since 2001.

So, once again all is right in Cribs world – or as much as all is right in anyone’s world in 2020 at least. The Cribs are: Gary Jarman (bass, vocals), his twin Ryan (guitar, vocals) and younger brother Ross (drums), and it’s good to have them back.

Gary Welford
ipamusic.co.uk owner