THE Cribs will play Sunderland in a double bill of top gigs at a city shop.
Pop Recs Ltd, in Fawcett Street, has announced that the indie rockers will take to the stage tomorrow, just hours before The Vaccines play the same stage.
It’s the first time the shop, run by Frankie & the Heartstrings, has attempted two gigs in one day as part of the band’s ambitions to bring more live music to their hometown.
The Cribs, made up of the Jarman brothers, this week released their sixth album, For All My Sisters.
It will be a return to Pop Recs for Cribs drummer Ross who helped open the store with a DJ set in June 2013.
The West Yorkshire trio last played as a band in the city last year when they headlined the second night of the Split Festival in Mowbray Park.
The band will be performing in Sunderland en route back from Glasgow, which they play tonight as part of their tour.
Ross said: “When we realised we were going to be driving past our old friends Frankie and the Heartstrings’ record shop this Saturday, we couldn’t resist but to arrange a call in.
“So this Saturday, we are going to be at Pop Recs Ltd to do an instore show for our new album out this week, For All My Sisters. We are really happy to be supporting a great independent venture for a great bunch of dudes.”
The Cribs will perform at 3pm, with The Vaccines performance, which is sold out, taking place at 6.30pm.
We are really happy to be supporting a great independent venture for a great bunch of lads.Ross Jarman, The Cribs
It’s the latest in a long line of high-profile acts to perform and throw their support behind the store, including The Charlatans, Dutch Uncles, Badly Drawn Boy, Franz Ferdinand and Edwyn Collins.
Heartstrings drummer Dave Harper, who books the acts to appear, said: “It’s the first time we’ve done this with two acts like this in one day, and probably the first one anyone has.
“The Cribs have an album out this week, so it’s a great time to get them. They have some of the most loyal fans I’ve met so it’s bound to be a great gig.”
•Admission passes go on sale from noon today at Pop Recs Ltd, in Fawcett Street, priced £10 for admission to the gig and the For All My Sisters album. The band will be signing copies of the album after their performance.