The Cribs – Sucked Sweet: New Song Of The Day

The Cribs front up with two new songs today…Sucked Sweet b/w Bad Dream.

Its all part of something called the Sonic Blew Singles Club. Here are the details:

The CribsThe Cribs have announced details of ‘Sucked Sweet / Bad Dream‘, the latest release of their Sonic Blew Singles Club.

The third of four singles club releases, it follows September’s ‘Swinging At Shadows / Taken To Tualatin‘ and ‘The Day I Got Lost Again / Opaline And Evergreen‘, which the band shared in October.

Running monthly until the end of the year, fans who have subscribed to the singles club will receive four 2-track 7”s (also available on DSPs) between September and December. Subscriptions are limited, and available while stocks last.

Having released their eighth album Night Network to universal acclaim in November 2020, the 7” releases feature previously unheard songs from the album sessions (recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606) on the A-side, paired with home recordings undertaken during lockdown on the B-side. Subscribers will receive all future singles ahead of them being made available on DSP’s.

The CribsTalking about ‘Sucked Sweet’, vocalist and bassist Gary Jarman said:

Ah, the ‘lost’ Night Network track! Sucked Sweet was originally supposed to be the 13th track on that album – we always really loved it, but we ended up having to cut it right at the last minute cos of vinyl running times (it made the album too long, basically). We always felt kinda guilty about that, cos this song is one of the earliest Night Network tracks, and ditching it felt like cutting an old friend from the guest list or something… Anyway, we are really happy that people get to hear it now, and that it has grown to become a single in it’s own right. A real Cinderella story, if you will.

The single is accompanied by a new video, a surrealist take on a 90’s style TV show. Directed by Josh McCartney (nephew of Sir Paul McCartney), the video includes a cameo from Joan Jarman, mother of the 3 brothers. The band had this to say about the video:

Much like the whole Singles Club concept, the video is an extension of the Night Network world – and so the idea was to have the band performing on one of the sort of weird, late night TV shows that left a big impression on us when we were kids/teens. The kind of thing that a friends older sibling lends you on VHS or whatever.

Josh (the director) came up with the concept and treatment, and brought a surreal nature to the whole thing – almost Eurotrash-y type vibes, which we were really into. When we noticed that the treatment called for an actor to play our mum, we were initially hesitant about that idea… I guess we just felt weird about it –  no one can replace our mum! – and so it was decided that if we were gonna do that scene, then we had to have the real thing. Luckily she said yes when we asked, and totally killed it on the day! Plus, Paul was always her favourite Beatle, so the whole Josh thing was a trip for her. Love you Mum!

Ryan Jarman said about ‘Bad Dream’:

Bad Dream was recorded in Ross’ garage, at the height of the pandemic in November 2020 as we were all together to launch Night Network and trying to make the most of our time when all the record stores were closed..! It then sat unfinished until the vocals were recorded under duress in the hottest, stickiest bedroom in New York moments before England lost the finals of the Euros. It’s basically about how things that are supposed to be a dream can easily become a nightmare.

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