"It's such an evocative word," says The Cribs frontman Ryan Jarman about the title of their new single Housewife which is released today (10 August).
"There's something almost glamorous about it," he continues, "and something... for want of a better word, almost tragic about it. There's never been a song called Housewife!"
"We found a kindred spirit in him"
Ryan Jarman on Edwyn Collins
The single is a surprise release as the band are still working on the next album, the follow up to 2009's Ignore the Ignorant, and according to Ryan Jarman it's a return to an earlier sound for the Wakefield band: "I see it as being like old school Cribs stuff. We didn't really release anything that's so organ-led in the past, but this has always been a huge part of what the band is.
"When the band first started, just me, Gary and Ross, we didn't just listen to guitar music."
The singer says they wanted to get the track out now because it will be aired at their live shows anyway, like Reading & Leeds at the end of this month: "We've got it finished and we're excited about it now, let's just do it now!" he laughs.
The track was recorded at Edwyn Collin's West Heath Studios in London. "We've had a great relationship with Edwyn", explains Jarman, "ever since we recorded the The New Fellas album with him.
"We found a kindred spirit... he encouraged a side of us that we were more comfortable with, the more uncompromising side of us. I've always had a lot of respect for Edwyn."
Housewife is out now.
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