Glitters Like Gold

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"Glitters Like Gold"
Single by The Cribs
from the album In the Belly of the Brazen Bull
B-side "On a Hotel Wall"
Released 22 July 2012
Format 7" vinyl, digital download
Recorded Cassadaga, New York in 2011
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock
Length 4:13

United KingdomRepublic of Ireland Wichita Recordings
United StatesCanada Warner Bros. Records
AustraliaNew Zealand Shock
Europe Cooperative Music

Japan Hostess
Songwriter(s) Jarman, Jarman and Jarman
Producer(s) David Fridmann
The Cribs singles chronology
"Come on, be a No-One"
"Glitters Like Gold"
"Come on, be a No-One"
(April 2012)
"Glitters Like Gold"
(July 2012)
(September 2012)
In the Belly of the Brazen Bull track listing
  1. "Glitters Like Gold"
  2. "Come on, be a No-One"
  3. "Jaded Youth"
  4. "Anna"
  5. "Confident Men"
  6. "Uptight"
  7. "Chi-Town"
  8. "Pure O"
  9. "Back to the Bolthole"
  10. "I Should Have Helped"
  11. "Stalagmites"
  12. "Like a Gift Giver"
  13. "Butterflies"
  14. "Arena Rock Encore with Full Cast"

"Glitters Like Gold" is the third release and second official single taken from the fifth studio album by British indie rock band The Cribs, released in July 2012. "Glitters Like Gold" featured throughout the February and March 2012 tour at venues in London, Edinburgh, Brighton and Leeds, and opens fifth LP In the Belly of the Brazen Bull. Recorded and mixed at Tarbox Road Studios, Cassadaga with producer David Fridmann, the song received mastering treatment in Sterling Sound, New York City from Greg Calbi.[1]

Physical release[edit]

Unlike other Cribs releases, the single came in a transparent sleeve with minimal artwork. However, the transparent vinyl features gold glitter sprinkled throughout, and received the catalogue number 'WEBB338S'.[2]

"On a Hotel Wall"[edit]

"On a Hotel Wall", the 7" vinyl B-side, features a different set-up for the band. Gary plays guitar whereas Ryan takes up bass duties, and although recorded during the album sessions with Fridmann, did not make the final cut. The band originally intended to hold this song back for a future album, but changed their mind at the last minute. The song reached completion though Chris Potter at Electric Mastering, London.[3]


The band released an accompanying video for the song by working with directors Andy Knowles and Stephen Agnew. Based on the 'Pop-Up Videos' of the '90s, the promo features an interactive element coupled with several 'facts' about the band members, often of a humorous nature. The video received a premiere on influential contemporary music website Pitchfork.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gary Jarman, Ross Jarman and Ryan Jarman.

7" vinyl and digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Glitters Like Gold" 4:13
2. "On a Hotel Wall" 3:40


  1. ^ "List of Recordings by David Fridmann". Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  2. ^ Liner notes from "Glitters Like Gold" 7" vinyl (London: Wichita Recordings, 2012)
  3. ^ "Information on 'Glitters Like Gold'". Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  4. ^ "'Glitters Like Gold' music video". 29 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 

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