The Cribs 'To Stay As A Three Piece'
EXCLUSIVE | The indie heroes keep it in the family...
Despite Johnny Marr reuniting with The Cribs on-stage in Manchester earlier this summer, Ryan Jarman insists they will “stay a three-piece from now on” following the success of their latest album.
Smiths guitar legend Marr had a four-year stint in the Wakefield band before leaving the three Jarman brothers last April to pursue solo projects.
They parted on good terms, but Ryan believes The Cribs are best as a trio.
“It’s just so natural being the three of us – it’s the way we started and I know we’ll stay a three-piece from now on,” he told MTV News.
“Having a fourth member was exciting and as a band you look for new experiences, but we’ve got bizarre personalities that only the three of us really understand.”
The Cribs’ critically-acclaimed fifth record In The Belly of the Brazen Bull reached number 9 in the album chart, giving the indie heroes their second successive top 10.
Ryan said: “It’s quite rare that you get five albums in and fans love your new record even more than your early stuff – usually with bands you like the first few records and then gradually lose interest, so it’s nice.”
After splitting from his girlfriend Kate Nash, Ryan revealed in March he is on the road to recovery from a psychological illness which turned his life upside down in recent years.
“These things take time and don’t just go away, but I’m moving on,” he vowed.
“I’m still staying in Ross’s spare bedroom but I’ve had a lot of help and the band is in a positive place. Next year is our 10th anniversary and there’s nothing I enjoy more than playing live.”
The Cribs’ new single Glitters Like Gold is out now on iTunes.