The Cribs - Don't You Wanna Be Relevant
Matt Churchill 17/10/2007
Wakefield's finest, The Cribs, return with an anti-establishment tirade in the form of 'Don't You Wanna Be Relevant', their latest single.
The Cribs are, without wanting to sound cliched, the embodiment of the true spirit of rock and roll - making music, regardless of who the messages they convey in their songs are aimed at. The barrage of guitar chords and bass and drums are the essential ingredients that help the trio put across their ideas; and my don't they do it well.
The well worked interplay of guitar and bass provides an angry backdrop for the vitriolic vocals which swerve all over the place melodically. The combination of slagging off every other band in the music industry for being sell outs in a song which is particularly un-mainstream, works brilliantly.
The Cribs are the bastiens of a proper music work ethic - do it because you love it, not because you want to be on the cover of every tabloid day in day out - long live The Cribs!