Jonathan Day – Platform
Nearly a month after The Cribs released the track, Chi-Town, to the public as a teaser for forthcoming album, In The Belly of the Brazen Bull, the band have released the first official single from the record, Come On, Be a No-One.
The new tune is similar to Chi-Town, with the raw, distorted guitar driving the song by, and a catchy vocal melody defining the track as a whole. Come On, Be a No-One perhaps is more original than Chi-Town, but still remains a typically paint-by-numbers style of song writing which The Cribs have built their reputation upon.
The song clocks in at 2″:38′ in length, and is as fast-paced in tempo as it is duration. It is bouncy, and displays a jubilance that fans will fondly remember from the band’s first few LPs.
The song received such a positive reaction when Steve Lemacq debuted the tune on his BBC Radio 6 show, that the DJ played it once more before the end of his slot.
After a stylistic diversion on their 2009 album, Ignore the Ignorant, this new tune would suggest the band have returned to their lo-fi roots. The song may be simple and completely what the public were expecting from a post-Johnny Marr The Cribs, but this does not stop it from being brilliant.