Interview by Nicole Hanratty
Posted June 2, 2015
Ryan Jarman from pop punk band The Cribs chats with Life of a Rockstar’s Nicole Hanratty in the media lounge at Coachella 2015. Ryan Jarman calls himself “the worst male possible,” and adds that he “hates being a man.”
When asked about the fire that the band failed to start in the opening of the “Burning for No One” music video, Ryan Jarman replied, “We’re not very practical people. I’m like a really terrible man you know. I’m like the worst male possible. I hate being a man. It kinda sucks. I’m not saying I would rather be a female either. It all just kinda sucks I suppose.”
Ryan Jarman talks about filming the band’s music video “Burning for No One,” biting pigs as well as the humble pessimistic attitude the band holds to keep themselves “hungry” and striving towards success. The Cribs new album “For All My Sisters” is out now. He describes The Crib’s new album and sound as “old school white boy indie guitar swing” with “a lot of distortion and untrained voice which is important because everyone’s a trained singer these days and you can’t trust a trained voice.”
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The Cribs are set to play Glastonbury in June, the Reading and Leads Festival in August as well as the Pop Montreal Festival in September. The Cribs are also playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn New York September 22nd.
Frenetic unpredictable raw punk rock make up this trio band of brothers—twins Gary and Ryan Jarman—and younger brother Ross that once also included Johnny Marr (the ex-Smith) as a bandmate. But over time and especially with the release of For All My Sisters, The Cribs have embraced a radio friendly pop balance.
Songs on the new album like “Burning for No One” and “Different Angle” that combine pop melodies with heavier punk rock moments have a Blink 182 vibe. Melodious without crossing the overt bubblegum pop line, The Cribs still pluck enough angst to create tangy tracks with a lovable dose of humility and self-doubt.