The Cribs are set to release their first album since 2009’s ‘Ignore The Ignorant’ and their first as a three piece since 2007’s ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’ this April. The album has the working title ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’, and has been produced by Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips, MGMT) in New York, as well as Shellac’s Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Stooges, Jarvis Cocker) in Chicago and a self produced stint in London’s Abbey Road.
The band began work on the record following the departure of former guitarist with The Smiths, Johnny Marr, who left the band last year. Of Marr’s departure and the new album, Ryan Jarman of the band recently spoke to the NME saying:
Working with Johnny was something I really enjoyed, but what it’s made me realise is that this is the way it’s meant to be. I liked the last record and it was a progression, but there was something lost in translation. It was something indefinable – but it’s back.”
More news will be revealed in due course, with a rumoured tour and festival dates set to coincide with the release.