The Cribs at the Forum
Fresh from the studio and now touring their new album In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, The Cribs are back to grace stages with their spirited, catchy indie punk tunes. If their past performances are anything to go by, then there is no doubt that this show was going to be immense. The album itself was well-received amongst fans and critics alike and was a good premonition for the night ahead. In true Cribs fashion, there was no pre-gig opening: the brothers leaped out on to the stage and jumped straight into Come On, Be a No-One. The crowd’s response was incredible; every person let out a cheer and immediately began singing along.
The lights were perfectly positioned on the stage so the guys could be seen smashing their instruments with attitude and precision. For those who may have feared that the songs would mostly consist of their newer ones, there was no need to worry as many classics were played. With hits such as Men’s Needs to Hey Scenesters!, the set was a well laid out collage of the band’s top notch catalogue.
The venue itself gave everyone enough room to move and dance about, with very little commotion, chaotic moshing or fights breaking out. The sound was clear and the band’s playing was as good as it’s ever been. For long-time fans, the whole event was just what was needed after the excitement of the new album’s release. Not only has the band been re-introduced for younger generations to enjoy, but also put the older ones’ minds at ease.
For further information and future events visit the Cribs’ website here.
Watch the video for Come On, Be a No-One here: