song review

The Cribs with ‘In Your Palace’

After a knockout run of shows to celebrate the tenth anniversary of debut album Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever The Cribs are back with a newer tune. They’ve got a little cryptic on us and chosen only a handful of stores to stock a rare 7″ vinyl of another song ‘Year of Hate’ but thanks to our old friend Spotify the rest of us weren’t left without a new tune, so we got ‘In Your Palace’ instead.


 It’s been three years since The Cribs released their last album For All My Sisters though they promise their seventh is on the way. ‘In Your Palace’ is just the song for those losing faith in indie bands of the 2000s. It’s a taste of the grungier old style music they were playing back around 2006-2007 with a DIY feel about it. The track was produced by Nirvana’s producer, Steve Albini.

It’s got all the same swagger and strut you’s expect from the band with the newer sense of maturity we’d also seen on For All My Sisters. The boys are back on fine form and the prospects of what this coming album will bring already has their fans buzzing with excitement. There’s clear elements of all eras of the band as well as a few new elements that merge right into that distinguished sound we all recognize as The Cribs.

Be sure to give the song a spin here and see what you think for yourself. If on the off chance you missed The Cribs when they came to the O2 Academy Newcastle last month then catch them in August supporting Manic Street Preachers at Times Square. You can also catch them at a couple of festivals (The Big Feastival: Oxfordshire, Festival Number 6: Portmeirion and Riot Fest: Chicago)

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