Like three drawling Northern Santas, over the years The Cribs have basically become the indie kings of Christmas.
Back in 2007, they launched the original Cribsmas: three days at the Brudenell featuring special guests, huge support acts and a pint-pulling competition called ‘Jarman vs Barman’. In 2014, they returned for a second hurrah, moving up to Leeds’ O2 Academy for a two-night run through of old fan favourites and reuniting old tour mates Black Wire specially for the show.
Now, a decade on from the original shows, the trio are taking Cribsmas on tour with four residencies up at down the country in Manchester, Glasgow, London and Leeds. And, true to form, they’ve got some bloody excellent tricks up their sleeves this time too.
Joining the band across the tour will be a rotating cast of supports including Dream Wife, Demob Happy, Pins, Paws and former Kaiser Chiefs sticksman Nick Hodgson. Not bad at all.
Oh, we wish it could be Cribsmas every day…