New Album: The Cribs

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It was all very well publicised when Johnny Marr left The Cribs earlier this year. What wasn't is the fact drummer Ross has been playing with a herniated disc and recently underwent surgery.

All this may all be slightly underwhelming to a lot of readers, but the key to the new album was in the operation which happened on Tuesday. Now the operation is over the band are set to start work on their fifth studio LP.

Brother Ryan told fans on Facebook:
"Surgery was the only option but due to our busy touring schedule there never seemed to be a good time to do it, so it kept getting put off and put off again. Things kept getting worse however to the point where even just sitting on a plane became a grueling ordeal, so the decision was made to have the operation after festival season finished this year."
"It was a pretty gnarly procedure, involving the spinal cord actually being moved, and what follows now is six weeks of rest and rehabilitation, but then we will be back to work on album number five."

Here's a little reminder of what they might have in store now they're "embracing lo-fi again".