*Unfortunately, i do not have the lyrics for this song, but a link to some discussion on them can be found here!!!
The Cribs release a third single from their ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’ album, along with an exclusive new track, with new b-sides. This double A-side single has been released in three versions, a normal CD, a normal vinyl and a picture disc – which can all be ordered off the band’s website.
‘Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant’ is a continuation of the style of music on ‘MNWNW’, as The Cribs craft a song with the same venom and anti-conformity lyrics that have been present on all three previous albums, but in a much more mature way. The guitars are crisper, the vocals more tame, and the drums are pounding. It shows a true maturity in the band, as they adapt their former love of lo-fi recording and turn it into anthemic indie songs. As with most of the songs off the new album, the band are able to write another sing-along chorus, with the vocals bouncing over the guitar notes – a hook that can stay in your head for days!
Its partner in crime is the opening track from the new album, ‘Our Bovine Public’ – a short burst of angst against the commercial and false nature of the music industry (‘you would never exist without us’) . Again, this track is perfectly formed, as Ryan Jarman’s vocals are spat out with anger and disgust…with a strong backing from his brothers.
The final track on the CD version is another new track, ‘My Adolescent Dreams’, a song that could easily have come off the band’s first album – a much more lo-fi affair! Distorted vocals and guitar are the key feature here…with a short yet messy solo thrown into the middle of the song, whilst the end is an explosion of noise. This track is the sound of a band having fun, and who seem to be able to do no wrong!
A fine single then, from perhaps the best British band at the moment – let’s hope that The Cribs continue to have so much fun playing music, and that their next album will be another fine one! Hopefully, a review of their ‘MNWNW’ album will be up soon!!!