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A great second album
on 7 July 2016
One of the most popular bands on the indie-rock scene, and firm favourites of the British indie bible NME, back in my high-school/college days were Wakefield's The Cribs (consisting of two twins and their brother), and their second studio album 'The New Fellas' still holds up today as one of the freshest and raw. If you like you're indie music loud and 'in your face', then you'll love this quirky and punchy guitar-driven record, full of catchy, singalong anthems to belt out when you're drunk or feeling happy.
Highlights, although there aren't any obvious fillers, include the title track, the opening 'Hey Scensters', 'Mirror Kissers', and 'The Wrong Way to Be', which are perfect indie pop songs, along with gentler and acoustic numbers like 'It Was Only Love', and 'Haunted' which even things out. If you like The Libertines and the early sound of The Fratellis, then it's virtually impossible not to appreciate The Cribs, with their edgy and witty lyrics, and this amazing album, which will always hold a special place in my heart.
A delicious mix of influences which heavily mirror the '80s indie & '90s Britpop scene, 'The New Fellas' is simply a product of it's glorious time, and one of which I would greatly love to be reprised.