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The Cribs Share New Track Things Could Be Better From Sonic Blew Singles Club

Friday, 10 December 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

The Cribs have shared another two-track 7" single.

The shimmering, bittersweet Things Could Be Better and the lo-fi Yellow Venus serve as the latest offering from the trio's Sonic Blew Singles Club series.

Previous releases include Sucked Sweet and Bad Dream, The Day I Got Lost Again and Opaline And Evergreen and Swinging At Shadows and Take To Tualatin. Discussing Things Could Be Better, they said:

"This song is a true full-band effort - it required all three of the brothers to make it happen. I originally started work on the track back in 2011, whilst we were writing 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull'. It was supposed to be an anniversary present for my wife (who was away on tour at the time). Unfortunately, around that time a friend of ours was involved in an accident and ended up in the ICU, and so I shelved the song indefinitely due to the sad memories that became attached to it.

"Later, on the last day of the 'Night Network' sessions in LA, Ross insisted that we bring the song back and try recording it last minute before leaving the studio. I was pretty reluctant, but he eventually talked me around. Then, Ryan stepped in and took responsibility for writing the lyrics and singing the lead - and turned it into something way better than I ever could’ve imagined.

"So, despite spending over a decade gathering dust, I am really proud of how this song eventually came into being. It’s pretty special."

December's release concludes The Sonic Blew Singles Club series, which launched in September. The Cribs will hit the road for a rescheduled UK tour in support of their latest album, 'Night Network', next spring. They also have shows in North America lined up for early 2022.

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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