Live Review: The Cribs @ Electric Ballroom, Camden 12.02.15

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Lets face it, The Cribs are a dying breed – In the fickle world of ‘indie’ they’re a band that’s stood-the-test-of-time.

After 13 years in the business and 6 studio albums under their belt (thankfully) there appears to be no end in sight… Tonight the Wakefield trio tore apart Camden’s Electric Ballroom, with a room full of die-hard fans in tow, the brothers rifled through their repertoire – old and new.

Kicking things off in style with early favorite ‘Mirror Kissers’, it didn’t take long until we got the first taste of album number six – ‘For My Sisters’ – with ‘An Ivory Hand’ being greeted with enthusiasm by The Cribs faithful.

All-in-all 7 brand new tracks were road-tested ‘live’ from the new LP… Most sounded very much ‘Pop’ in stature and it was left to Ryan Jarman to declare towards the end of the show “They say London crowds don’t like to dance, but you’re fucking great” which is saying something when you consider the set-list.

But in typical Cribs style they had to finish the night as barn-storming as it had all began an hour or so earlier with dual fan favorites ‘Hey Scenesters!’ and ‘Mens Needs’… Leaving the crowd to go into the night, safe in the knowledge there’s plenty more to come from the evergreen trio.

The Cribs Played:

  • Mirror Kissers
  • An Ivory Hand
  • Come On, Be A No One
  • Different Angle
  • You Were Always The One
  • Another Number
  • Finally Free
  • Our Bovine Public
  • Martell
  • Burning For No One
  • Summer of Chances
  • Cheat On Me
  • Pink Snow
  • I’m a Realist
  • Mr Wrong
  • Glitters Like Gold
  • Hey Scenesters!
  • Mens Needs
  • City of Bug

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Words & Pics by Michael Jamison