Date: Monday, June 18, 2012
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Event Type: Concerts
Last Updated: June 01, 2012
The CribsFormed back in early 2002 in Wakefield The Cribs twin brothers Gary and Ryan and younger sibling Ross first came to light with their debut release You & I , a split single with Jen Schande on the Leeds based indie Squirrel Records. Following their signing to Wichita Recordings in 2003, they enlisted the help of their friend Chicago singer/avant-garde musician Bobby Conn, to record demos for their eponymous debut, subsequently spending a week ensconced in Londons Toe Rag studio capturing the endearing energy of their live shows.Never ones to sit back The New Fellas followed in 2005, an altogether more vitriolic affair. Produced by Edwyn Collins, the album broke new ground for the band providing them with several Top 40 singles including Hey Scenesters a dig at the indie scene of the time and further backed with the chart success of the singles Mirror Kissers and Martell . The Cribs have continually enjoyed the patronage of their contemporaries and 2006 saw Franz Ferdinands Alex Kapranos take on the producer role. Mens Needs, Womens Needs, Whatever saw a no less passionate band but Kapranos managed to harness their anger and song writing prowess whilst not losing any of their inherent beauty resulting in the bands major mainstream breakthrough, reaching Number 13 in the charts upon release in 2007. Featuring a contribution from Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo the record cemented the bands position of as one of Britains biggest cult bands.2007 also saw Gary relocate to Portland, OR where upon a chance meeting with Johnny Marr resulted in the ex-Smith joining The Cribs in 2008 and work started in earnest on the bands fourth album. Ignore The Ignorant released in September 2009 became their first Top Ten album, garnered support from hitherto uncharted waters and saw the band extend their fanbase across the world and continued the bands ever increasing upward trajectory.After wrapping up touring duties for 'Ignore The Ignorant' with a triumphant Main Stage appearance at the Reading Festival, the band went their separate ways - Ryan collaborating with old compatriot Edwyn Collins, and then later turning producer for the Comet Gain album The Howl Of The Lonely Crowd. Gary meanwhile returned to Portland, and collaborated with ex-Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild on his All Smiles project, and Ross home to Wakefield to undergo some spinal surgery and attendant rehabilitation. It was around this time that Johnny left the band, to work on his own solo project under The Healers name.Writing for 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull' began in November of 2010 when the band were on an unofficial break. Gary had set up a home studio in Portland and Ryan came out to visit during this period. "It was the best time" says Gary "just hanging out and messing around with different pieces of gear, spending all day making noises, chasing tangents - just like when we first started." The brothers would take road trips throughout the Pacific North West, staying in seedy motels along the way, playing music and talking through the night. We just started to write fragments of songs says Ryan. We didnt know what we were going to use them for but we built a sketch book with our ideas which were coming thick and fast Gary adds "I think that was just the right start really, re-connecting in the way we used to do things, in these little bolt-holes away from everything else that we had going on at the time.
Address: 881 Granville Street, Downtown, Vancouver
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