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The Cribs Post Sucked Sweet From Sonic Blew Singles Club

Friday, 19 November 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

The Cribs have released a new two-track 7" single.

Sucked Sweet and Bad Dream marks the latest instalment in the sibling trio's Sonic Blew Singles Club series, following The Day I Got Lost Again and Opaline And Evergreen, and Swinging At Shadows and Take To Tualatin, which dropped in October and September, respectively. They commented:

"Ah, the lost 'Night Network' track! Sucked Sweet was originally supposed to be the 13th track on that album - we always really loved it, but we ended up having to cut it right at the last minute cos of vinyl running times (it made the album too long, basically). We always felt kinda guilty about that, cos this song is one of the earliest 'Night Network' tracks, and ditching it felt like cutting an old friend from the guest list or something…Anyway, we are really happy that people get to hear it now, and that it has grown to become a single in it's own right. A real Cinderella story, if you will."

The song unfurls around a mid-tempo beat with guitar riffs wandering around Ryan Jarman's vocals. It comes with a video directed by Josh McCartney—the nephew of Paul McCartney—that features a cameo from Joan Jarman, mother of the Wakefield brothers. The band added:

"Much like the whole Singles Club concept, the video is an extension of the 'Night Network world - and so the idea was to have the band performing on one of the sort of weird, late night TV shows that left a big impression on us when we were kids/teens. The kind of thing that a friends older sibling lends you on VHS or whatever.

"Josh (the director) came up with the concept and treatment, and brought a surreal nature to the whole thing - almost Eurotrash-y type vibes, which we were really into.

"When we noticed that the treatment called for an actor to play our mum, we were initially hesitant about that idea…I guess we just felt weird about it -  no one can replace our mum! - and so it was decided that if we were gonna do that scene, then we had to have the real thing. Luckily she said yes when we asked, and totally killed it on the day! Plus, Paul was always her favourite Beatle, so the whole Josh thing was a trip for her. Love you Mum!"

The Sonic Blew Singles Club series will run until the end of 2021. Fans who subscribe will receive four two-track 7"s with an a-side from their 2020 'Night Network' album sessions, along with a home recording undertaken during the COVID-19 lockdown on the b-side.

The Cribs will hit the road for a rescheduled tour in support of 'Night Network' next spring, joined by The Blinders. Tickets are on sale.

The Cribs Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue March 01 2022 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Wed March 02 2022 - NORWICH Waterfront
Fri March 04 2022 - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
Sun March 06 2022 - MANCHESTER Manchester Academy
Tue March 08 2022 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Boiler Shop
Wed March 09 2022 - GLASGOW SWG3
Fri March 11 2022 - LONDON Roundhouse
Sat March 12 2022 - BRIGHTON Chalk
Sun March 13 2022 - BRISTOL Marble Factory

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