The Cribs have returned! Whilst their last couple of records didn’t do as much for me as 2005’s The New Fellas (even if Ignore The Ignorant did see them joined by a fourth member in the form of none other than Johnny Marr!), their new album In the Belly Of the Brazen Bull is out in May and the tracks doing the rounds so far suggest that the band, now back to just th three Jarman brothers, are very much firing on all cylinders.
They’ve also been working with two very notable American figures on the album. First of all, the legendary Steve Albini (who never produces albums but engineers or records them), and you can hear his work all over the first track to do the rounds, ‘Chi-Town.’
Meanwhile, they’ve also been working with Dave Fridman, who not only worked with The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev, but ALSO produced The Delgados’ The Great Eastern, my favourite scottish album, by my favourite Scottish act ever.
This is the first single, due out next month:
..and here’s the video, too:
The album tracklisting, by the way, is as follows:
1. Glitters Like Gold
2. Come On, Be A No-One
3. Jaded Youth
5. Confident Men
8. Pure O
9. Back To The Bolthole
10. I Should Have Helped
12. Like A Gift Giver
14. Arena Rock Encore With Full Cast