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The Cribs Criticise Faux-Indie Bands
Ben Hewitt , July 10th, 2009 09:53

Other bands too careerist, they claim

The Cribs have lashed out at British guitar bands for betraying their indie principles.

Speaking ahead of the September release of their new album _Ignore The Ignorant, frontman Ryan Jarman said: "People aren't doing it [indie music] well.

"The people who are in it for the wrong reasons have fallen by the wayside."

Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who joined the band for the album, added: "Whether you want to call it politics with a small 'p', or in capitals, the band have made no apologies about being political in the past. That makes us a different prospect to a bunch of bands in white plastic suits.

"Everyone knows that The Cribs as a group of individuals rather than coming off some cold ironic faceless band conveyor belt."