Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Meet Scraps!

One thing I love about the digital age is that I can read an interview over at Audio Ammunition and immediately discover one of my favorite new bands. That really just happened! Scraps are Liam, Bobby, and Kris - fellas you may already know from bands like The Gaggers and Miscalculations. This London trio recently released its debut 7" on No Front Teeth Records, and it's an absolute smasher! These lads play a raw and ripping brand of '77 style punk that reminds me a little of classic bands like Menace, Slaughter and the Dogs, and Eater. No doubt, these guys are inspired by some of the best music to ever exist (Ramones, The Clash, Dead Boys). But in no way are they trying to imitate those bands. They take the sound and spirit of '77 punk and put their own signature on it - aggressively pushing the tempos and infusing the darker tones of modern-day melodic hardcore. The energy and passion these guys put into their music is palpable in every note they play. And I love to hear a band in today's world that dares to fashion a punk anthem like "Time Has Come". We will always need more anthems, and we will always need more bands that genuinely have something to say. This is one of the best new bands I've heard in quite some time, and I will definitely be holding Scraps responsible if all of this violent head-bobbing eventually causes me physical harm.



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