The Cribs may be on to album number seven, but they are still something of an enigma in the music scene. Somehow, they manage the impossible; juggling DIY ethics with wide-reaching appeal via an ever-swelling arsenal of scratchy, punk anthems. Here is a band equally comfortable in a sweaty basement or on a sprawling stadium stage, and next week sees them returning to the latter.
The name of the band may have changed in the past decade, but the lengthy album title remains the same. ‘People That Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World’ was released in 2007 and the band are bringing their (slightly belated) ten year anniversary tour over to British shores throughout the month of June.
Not many bands can say that they’ve taken their name from an Alabama creek, but then not many musicians can claim to be Katie Crutchfield. Evolving from an acoustic solo project, our ongoing journey with Waxahatchee has seen them develop into a fully formed band and now they’re back to follow-up their sold out 2017 jaunt.