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The Cribs are an English four-piece indie rock band from Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The band consists of identical twins Gary and Ryan Jarman and their younger brother Ross Jarman. They were subsequently joined by ex-The Smiths and Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr who has been made a formal member of the group since 2008. The band, who first became active on the concert circuit in 2002, were initially tied to other like-minded UK bands of that time, most notably The Libertines, by a British music press that were looking for a 'British rearguard' to the wave of popular US indie rock bands of the time. In 2008, Q magazine described the band as "The biggest cult band in the UK".
April 15, 2011
The Cribs have announced details of a warm-up gig ahead of their festival dates this summer. The band, who confirmed the departure of guitarist Johnny Marr earlier this week, will play Coventry's Kasbah on May 20. Read more
April 12, 2011
Johnny Marr has hinted that he may work with The Cribs again following his departure from the group. On Monday (April 11), the former Smiths guitarist announced that he had left the Wakefield band to focus on his own solo work. Read more
April 11, 2011
Johnny Marr has left The Cribs in order to focus on his own solo career, it's been announced. The former Smiths guitarist joined the group in 2008 and featured on their latest album 'Ignore The Ignorant'. Read more
April 1, 2011
The Cribs and Echo And The Bunnymen have been added to the line-up for this year's Latitude festival in Suffolk, it's been announced. The National, Paolo Nutini and Suede will headline the festival which will also include Foals, Eels Bright Eyes and comedian Dave Gorman. The sixth edition of the festival will once again take place at Henham Park, near Southwold from July 14-17, and will feature a mix of music and arts performers. Read more
March 30, 2011
The Cribs, British Sea Power and Darwin Deez have been added to the line-up for this year's Get Loaded In The Park festival in London. The event, which takes place in Clapham Common on June 12 will also feature the Noisettes. Read more
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