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The Cribs leave Wichita, join Sony RED

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014

The Cribs

The Cribs have allied with Sony’s RED label services division, which brings to a close the trio’s ten-year stint on the independent Wichita Recordings.

The band are set to release a new LP, their sixth, in spring 2015. Updating the NME on its status and tone so far, main Crib Ryan Jarman has said: “We’ve got enough songs for it, we’re just finalising things: we’ll record in October. It’s influenced by all the stuff we’ve been listening to – The Replacements and 80s pop, basically”.

And talking of 80s pop, the band have brought in Ric Ocasek, of 80s pop group The Cars, to produce the album. Jarman adds of him (Ric, that is): “He doesn’t do records like a gun for hire; he chooses a band. We’ve been trying to get him since the third record, now he thinks we’re definitely good enough”.

Finally, it’s time to hear from The Cribs’ manager James Sandom, who has this to say on the band’s big ‘Wichita to Sony’ switch: “After a very enjoyable decade together with Wichita, the band felt the fresh impetus and a new approach would be advantageous for their sixth studio album. They have huge respect for Wichita, and fond memories of their achievements together”.