If you’d listened to anything from The Cribs’ last album, In The Belly of The Brazen Bull, expecting an indie banger along the lines of earlier singles “I’m a Realist” or “Men’s Needs”, you would be disappointed and deafened by the dense feedback and grit that has defined their latest work.
However, “Burning For No One” opens with a catchy drumbeat, and chiming, clean guitar. This is arguably the poppiest single they have released since Johnny Marr joined them for an album-long fling in 2008.
This single feels like a distillation of their sizeable discography, with the hooks and melodies of their earliest work married perfectly with the tight songwriting honed with Marr.
For a band that has already released a greatest hits compilation, the best still seems yet to come for The Cribs.