Title : The Cribs – Night Network. Format : CD. Label : Sonic Blew. Cat Num : COOP804CD. Barcode : 5400863030070.
Release Date : November 13th 2020
Having released their Steve Albini engineered album, ’24-7 Rock Star Shit’ – their fourth consecutive UK top 10 album – in August 2017, the band almost immediately parted company with their long time UK management and found themselves stuck in what Gary describes as a ‘legal morass’, unable to record or release new music, so touring wasn’t an option either. That meant 18 months of fallow – heart-breaking stuff for a band who’ve known nothing else in their adult lives. Fast forward three years and ‘Night Network’ is as fresh, cathartic and vital as anything they’ve ever put out. There’s no weariness, no bitterness, just a clear desire to get back to doing what they do best – that unique blend of bittersweet melody, brutal lyrical honesty and riffs for days.