NEWS: Crumbs share new video ‘Dear Deirdre’ & Release new LP

Exciting, new Skep Wax Records signings Crumbs have shared the video for their new single ‘Dear Deirdre’ watch it below. Shimmering guitars, a taut rhythm section powered by Jamie and Gem, that’s channeling a new wave sound, it’s like Delta 5 meeting Le Tigre in a dark alley in Leeds. Garnished with Ruth’s bittersweet vocals that are pretty and brimming with personality yet concerned with a “existential crisis“, bursting into a sing along chorus, it’s the catchiest song about that subject going!

The single is out today, to celebrate the (slightly delayed) release of Crumbs’ new album You’re Just Jealous, they’ve also got a series of shows lined up, read below.

Of the single, the band say “Dear Deirdre is a song about yet another existential crisis – and the almost ridiculousness of trying to navigate it.” 

CRUMBS have been incubating this, their second album, for a few years now.   The songs burst out with pure pop fire, sending splinters of guitar, sharp lyrics and snatches of the catchiest backing vocals.

And as the lights come on and the indie kids throw themselves around, Ruth’s vocals sweetly assault their ears with anger, joy, political intelligence – and all around, Stuart’s guitar, sometimes twangly-melodic like the B52s, sometimes sweet and ringing like a memory of Scars, sometimes furious and feeding back, keeps you alert and thirsty for more.

Crumbs have imbibed the key lessons taught by The Gang Of Four and The Au Pairs: never let the energy dissipate.  But there is more than anger here.  The band have smuggled a pop sweetness into the disciplined shapes of their angular songs.  You’re Just Jealous has sharp edges, but it’s generous too.

Rob (Skep Wax Records) says ‘this is the first album we’ve been sent on spec that we had to say ‘yes’ to immediately.  We think Crumbs have made something really remarkable.’

The album will be available as a vinyl LP, CD, download and on streaming services. 

CRUMBS –  a brief history.  They are based in Leeds, where they are active movers in the DIY scene that currently thrives in the North of England. They recorded a Marc Riley session in 2016, released their first album Mind Yr Manners in 2017 (on the Everything Sucks label), toured extensively in 2018 and 2019, playing at the Brudenell Social Club with Swearin’ and Jeffrey Lewis, and at plenty of fests such as LaDIYfest and Specialist Subject’s birthday all dayer in Bristol, A Real Cool Fest in Bradford, Mousetival in Stockton and the Cambridge Indiepop Alldayer.

They spent the pandemic creating these new, tightly-wound, irresistible pop songs.   

These are the people in Crumbs and these are their influences:

Stuart (guitar): Bauhaus, Gang of Four, Shop Assistants 

Gem (drums): Beat Happening, The Raincoats, Antelope 

Jamie (bass, backing vocals): Delta 5, ESG, Chic

Ruth (vocals): The Go-Go’s, Mika Miko, Paint It Black 

Collectively: 80s pop music 


16 May 2024: ManchesterThe Peer Hat 

17 May 2024: YorkThe Crescent Community Centre

21 May 2024. Live Listening Party

18 May 2024: NewcastleMarrapalooza Festival 

23 May 2024: SheffieldDelicious Clam

31 May 2024: LeedsWharf Chambers

3   July 2024: Live session, BBC6Music

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