About The Cribs
Blending quintessentially British influences like Sex Pistols and the Smiths with American indie rock like Beat Happening, the Cribs became one of the U.K.'s cult favorite bands in the 2000s and beyond. Their tuneful songs, raw production, and guitar heroics made them outliers when their self-titled debut album appeared in 2004, but their authenticity -- and constant gigging -- soon earned them critical acclaim and chart success with 2007's Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever. With 2009's Ignore the Ignorant, the band kicked off a string of Top Ten-selling albums that found them taking their music to its poppiest and noisiest extremes as they worked with star producers ranging from Ric Ocasek on 2015's For All My Sisters to Steve Albini on 2017's 24-7 Rockstar Shit. By the time of 2020's Night Network, the Cribs were more in control of their music than ever without sacrificing any of their integrity.