Known for their fiercely DIY approach to recording and touring at a time when indie music in the UK was going through a huge commercial boom, The Cribs always stood out from their contemporaries as an altogether more uncompromising prospect. Releasing their first two LP's The Cribs (2004), and The New Fellas (2005) on UK independent label Wichita Recordings, the band quickly built a loyal and devoted fan-base which lead to Q Magazine describing them as "The biggest cult band in the UK".
After the breakthrough success of their third LP, Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever (Warner Bros., 2007), The Cribs were joined by legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr as a full-time member of the group for their fourth full-length, Ignore The Ignorant (Warner Bros, 2009). Following Marr's departure in 2011, The Cribs returned with their critical high-point In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull in 2012, and then their latest album For All My Sisters, produced by Ric Ocasek (Weezer, Bad Brains), which was released in 2015. All 3 albums charted in the UK Top 10.
Fast-forward to May of this year, when rumours began to swirl that there would be new Cribs music on the way after a series of cryptic messages released through the band's social media - leading to an easter-egg hunt of independent record stores both in the UK and the USA to find the limited-edition, white-label only 7" release "Year of Hate". Following quickly up on that, The Cribs surprise-released their first official new single "In Your Palace", again through their social media channels, on June 1. Recorded by legendary Nirvana producer Steve Albini, the track finds the band returning to their punk roots, with Albini taking them "closer to capturing the magic of their rough 'n raw live show than ever" (DIY Magazine) resulting in "A feral return, laced with barely constrained energy" (Clash Magazine).
Nominated for numerous "Best Live Band" awards from the likes of the NME, Q, and Mojo Magazine, The Cribs have always made touring their number 1 priority, and in their home country have become main stage perennials at festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, T in the Park, and many more. Stateside, they have played both the Coachella and Lollapalooza festivals twice, amongst others. The band will be appearing at this years Riot Fest in Chicago, before undertaking a coast-to-coast tour of the USA throughout September and October.