“Things Could Be Better” By The Cribs

"Things Could Be Better" By The Cribs is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the band's current release Night Network
"Things Could Be Better" By The Cribs is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the band's current release Night Network

The Cribs eighth album Night Network was released in November 2020. Today, they have shared the new single “Things Could Be Better.” The track is also part of their “Sonic Blew Singles Club,” and follows the release of their November track, “Sucked Sweet.” The Cribs are comprised of brothers Gary Jarman (bass, vocals), Ryan Jarman (guitar, vocals), and Ross Jarman (drums).

Talking about “Things Could Be Better” Gary shares:

“This song is a true full-band effort – it required all 3 of the brothers to make it happen. I originally started work on the track back in 2011, whilst we were writing “In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull”. It was supposed to be an anniversary present for my wife (who was away on tour at the time). Unfortunately, around that time a friend of ours was involved in an accident and ended up in the ICU, and so I shelved the song indefinitely due to the sad memories that became attached to it.

Later, on the last day of the “Night Network” sessions in LA, Ross insisted that we bring the song back and try recording it last minute before leaving the studio. I was pretty reluctant, but he eventually talked me around.

Then, Ryan stepped in and took responsibility for writing the lyrics and singing the lead – and turned it into something way better than I ever could’ve imagined. So, despite spending over a decade gathering dust, I am really proud of how this song eventually came into being. It’s pretty special.”

The Cribs
North American Tour Dates

Jan 31, 2022 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA **
Feb 1, 2022 – The Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA **
Feb 2, 2022 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA **
Feb 4, 2022 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR **
Feb 5, 2022 – Chop Suey (Early) – Seattle, WA **
Feb 6, 2022 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC **
Feb 9, 2022 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MI
Feb 10, 2022 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Feb 11, 2022 – Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
Feb 12, 2022 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Feb 15, 2022 – Union Stage – Washington DC **
Feb 17, 2022 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA **
Feb 18, 2022 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA **
Feb 19, 2022 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY **
Feb 20, 2022 – Gramercy Theater – New York City, NY **

UK Tour Dates (*rescheduled dates):

March 1, 2022 – O2 Institute – Birmingham *
March 2, 2022 – Waterfront – Norwich
March 4, 2022 – O2 Academy – Sheffield
March 6, 2022– Academy 1 – Manchester *
March 8, 2022 – Boiler Shop – Newcastle *
March 9, 2022– SWG3 – Glasgow *
March 11, 2022 – Roundhouse – London *
March 12, 2022 – Chalk – Brighton
March 13, 2022 – The Marble Factory – Bristol

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