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In Photos: The Cribs + Concrete Surfers @ The Back Room, 26.04.2018

In Photos: The Cribs + Concrete Surfers @ The Back Room, 26.04.2018

The Cribs return to Brisbane for a headline show at The Back Room in Annerley, with support from Concrete Surfers.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 431: Teeth (Rock Vs Cancer. Rock Wins.)

Bangs damn it, we would’a KILLED for music this focused, tightly coiled, back in 1990

 Everett True

Song of the day – 336: Subway Sect

“There is a prostitute in all of us…”

 LewisG

Crystal Stilts + Comet Gain @ Cargo, London, 30.03.11

Crystal Stilts are exactly the kind of establishment vehicle that will drive rock’n’roll into the abyss of bourgeois vanity at 130 beats per minute.

 Everett True

The Cribs live @ The Zoo, 16.02.10

I was on my way into QUT this morning, a little tired and a little cranky: sleep deprivation is a powerful anti-intoxicant. I was listening to The Unthanks, stuck at Normanby bus station for a little too long. (‘The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw’ is the one I’d recommend for today.) And they inspired me to write […]

 Everett True

One-minute reviews – 5: Arctic Monkeys, The Cribs, Talk Normal, Visqueen

Right. Time for some rock. Indie rock, granted – but rock nonetheless. Arctic Monkeys – Humbug They can do anything they want. So they go fairground on our asses. So they run with the rhythms. So they up the oomph. They sneer. They smile. They push the vocals up too high. They forget the golden […]

 Everett True

Spotlight – 15: Kids Love Lies

The ‘Count In My Head’ EP is like everything thrown in together. Brash guitars, synchronised handclaps, “whoa-oh-oh’s” like Kate Nash sings them, chirpy and bouncy and racing along at way too fast a lick – indeed, this is what I like to imagine the State Of The Art sounds like in 2009, although let’s face […]