The Cribs - 24-7 Rock Star Shit
Fresh off the back of a sell-out spring tour celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the bands much lauded third album 'Men's Needs, Women's Needs, What-ever' (which saw them headline their largest show to date at Leeds First Direct Arena), The Cribs are excited to announce the impending release of their new record '24-7 Rock Star Shit' on the 11th of August 2017. Recorded live to tape in just 5 days by venerated underground engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Shellac, Pixies) '24-7 Rock Star Shit' marks a return to the bands early roots with it's raw, rough-around-the-edges approach and sonic aggression. Originally conceived during recording sessions for the bands fifth album 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull' these recordings were elevated to qua-si-mythical status amongst the bands famously dedicated fan-base, with ex-citement building for a "punk album" flipside to 2015's more pop-leaning 'For All My Sisters'. Originally intended as an EP, once sessions were completed the band found that they had recorded enough material for an album and decided it should be released that way instead - "That approach just really suits us, we were just having too much fun I guess" laughs the band. Three of the albums ten songs date back to those original sessions - album opener "Give Good TIme", upcoming single "What Have You Done For Me", and the feral "Dendrophobia" - whilst the rest were recorded in November 2016. The urgency of the recording sessions has also been applied to the release schedule of the record, which will be available on the 11th of August 2017 - just over two weeks away. This follows the recent and very limited edition white-label single 'Year Of Hate', which was only available globally via 24 independent record stores over a week in May (and which gave clues to the up-coming album in it's run-out grooves). The single 'In Your Palace' was shared last month, giving further clues of the band's activities, and now 24-7 Rock Star Shit is here.
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