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The Cribs: ULU, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 1 March 2012

THEIR ONE-ALBUM ALLIANCE with Johnny Marr ended last year, but if the Jarman brothers from Wakefield, who comprise the Cribs, never repeat the Top 10 success they had with Marr, they still have a following who start chanting their name 15 minutes before the set starts. More voguish bands would kill for fans who are so fired-up that they revive the heritage craft of crowd-surfing — it's as if Ryan (guitar), Gary (bass) and Ross (drums) are loved even more fiercely now Marr and his stardust have left the building.

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