Fresh off the back of a sell-out spring tour celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the bands much lauded third album 'Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever' (which saw them headline their largest show to date at Leeds First Direct Arena), The Cribs are excited to announce the impending release of their new record '24-7 Rock Star Shit' on 11th of August 2017.
Recorded live to tape in just 5 days by venerated underground engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Shellac, Pixies) '24-7 Rock Star Shit' marks a return to the bands early roots with it's raw, rough-around-the-edges approach and sonic aggression. Originally conceived during recording sessions for the bands fifth album 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull' these recordings were elevated to quasi-mythical status amongst the bands famously dedicated fan-base, with excitement building for a "punk album" flipside to 2015's more pop-leaning 'For All My Sisters'. Originally intended as an EP, once sessions were completed the band found that they had recorded enough material for an album and decided it should be released that way instead - "That approach just really suits us, we were just having too much fun I guess" laughs the band.
Three of the albums ten songs date back to those original sessions - album opener 'Give Good Time', upcoming single 'What Have You Done For Me', and the feral ‘Dendrophobia' - whilst the rest were recorded in November 2016.
Listen to new single ‘Rainbow Ridge’ BELOW:
The urgency of the recording sessions has also been applied to the release schedule of the record, which will be available on 11th of August 2017 - just over two weeks away. This follows the recent and very limited edition white-label single 'Year Of Hate', which was only available globally via 24 independent record stores over 7 days in May (and which gave clues to the upcoming album in it's run-out grooves). The single 'In Your Palace' was shared last month, giving further clues of the band's activities, and now '24-7 Rock Star Shit' is here.
'24-7 ROCK STAR SHIT’ TRACKLISTING:
1. Give Good Time
2. Year Of Hate
3. In Your Palace
5. What Have You Done For Me
6. Sticks Not Twigs
7. Rainbow Ridge
9. Dead At The Wheel
10. Broken Arrow
The Cribs will be throwing two record-release parties to celebrate the launch - a specially curated event at the House of Vans in London on August 11th and then a second event in Leeds on the 13th. They will also be making in-store appearances at independent record shops throughout the week of release.
THE CRIBS IN STORE TOUR DATES:
10th Aug – New Slang, Kingston upon Thames
11th Aug – House Of Vans, London
12th Aug – HMV, Manchester
13th Aug – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
14th Aug – Rough Trade, Nottingham
15th Aug – Pop Recs, Sunderland
16th Aug – HMV, Glasgow
Later this summer will see the band return for select festival appearances in the UK, before heading westbound for their largest run of North American dates in some years, which will include dates in Canada and Mexico.
THE CRIBS UK FESTIVAL TOUR DATES:
28th-30th Jul, Bude - Leopallooza
5th Aug, Newcastle - Times Square
27th Aug, Chipping Norton - The Big Festival 2017
7th-10th Sept, Portmeirian - Festival Number 6