Upfront continues with English three-piece indie rock band The Cribs. Currently consisting of twins Gary and Ryan Jarman and their younger brother Ross Jarman, the band formerly had the very veritable ex-The Smiths and Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr. Still, his departure doesn’t affect the band’s status as “the biggest cult band in the UK” (as claimed by Q Magazine), Marr only joined much later in their career after all. In fact, a year after his exist from The Cribs, the band was honoured with the ‘Spirit of Independence’ award by Q Awards along with ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ award by NME Awards. Upfront had brought down other UK bands before, but here’s one that’s more than yet another buzz band — The Cribs has been holding the fort since 2002 as the UK’s rearguard to the invasion of indie American bands of that decade.
Upfront Pres. The Cribs
Venue The Bee, Publika
Date Monday 11 November ’13
JUICE‘s got 5 pairs of passes up for grabs. To win, answer the below;
Q: What do you like about the UK’s rock scene?
Send your answer before 2pm Sunday 10 November 2013 along with your full name, IC and handphone number with the subject ‘Upfront Pres. The Cribs’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be notified immediately via phone and e-mail.