West Yorkshire indie rockers The Cribs will be playing at Southampton's Engine Rooms on January 12th as part of their UK tour for new album 24-7 Rock Star Sh*t. They'll be joined by Brighton band Yonaka and PAWS from Scotland.
The Cribs started gaining a following in the early 2000s and released their debut self-titled album in 2004. Their garage rock style is influenced by a childhood listening to bands like the Beatles, the Smiths and the Sex Pistols. They developed a cult following in Britain and abroad, and remain a fundamental part of the UK's post 2000s rock scene. 24-7 Rock Star Sh*t is the band's eighth studio album. They've describe the album as more 'raw' than some of their more recent recordings, and it's a move back in the direction of their earliest albums.
Relative newcomers Yonaka formed in 2015 and released their debut EP late last year. The four piece is fronted by Theresa Jarvis, whose powerful vocals are joined by heavy riffs for a solid dose of rock. They've been playing a steady stream of shows around the UK in 2017 and will now be joining The Cribs on their 2018 tour.
The final band on the line up is PAWS. Their high energised music is a mix of alternative, rock and punk. At times it's like a time machine to 90s and early 00s pop-punk, but their sound is little more gritty. PAWS' last album No Grace was produced by Blink 182's Mark Hoppus and was released in 2016. They've just finished up a huge North American tour, and are now back across the pond for this tour.
Things kick off at Engine Rooms at 7:30pm. Tickets are £22.42 and can be purchased online via the Engine Rooms website. The event is restricted to people 14 years and older. The Tour will kick off in Cambridge in on January 10th and continue through January touring England, Scotland and Wales. For the full list of dates head to The Cribs website. For more up and coming gigs at Engine Rooms, check them out online.