TABLE SCRAPS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘MOTORCYCLE’ THIS AUGUST – DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW!
“The hype is justified by their visceral and frenetic live shows” – NME
“All gritted teeth, gnarly riffs and tales of the night, Table Scraps are already emerging as a cult proposition” – Clash Magazine
“A Stooges-shaped racket which very much justifies the intense hype”
Q Magazin“Spinning together garage and punk under a haze of DIY fuzz, Table Scraps combine unfiltered rock n’ roll and catchy hooks with seamless skill” – Artrocker
“Contagious songs and catchy refrains, turned up to eleven with a heinous delight” – The Line of Best Fit
“An ominous approximation of gathering storm clouds that bursts into full thunderous noise” – Stereogum
“The feral sound of pissed-off youth in Britain today” – Shindig!
Fuzz. Mayhem. Venom.
The new sensation hailing from Birmingham, Table Scraps, release their new single ‘Motorcycle (Straight To Hell)’ this month, taken from their debut album ‘More Time For Strangers’.
Barely a year old, and yet the duo of Scott Vincent Abbott (formerly of The Big Bang) and Poppy Twist (formerly of Poppy & The Jezebels) have already developed a sizeable reputation for their fuzz and tape-echo drenched punk noise, built over a stand-up drum set and a single guitar fed through four amps.
The duo’s feverish live appearances last year rapidly led to shows with some of the UK’s most exciting acts, including Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads, God Damn and YAK – as well as supporting U.S. acts King Tuff, The Garden and Kid Congo Powers.
And while their debut single release ‘Bug’ was a highlight of 2014 – coming in at just a minute and a half long (“because that’s all it takes”) and picking up widespread praise – the bands’ full-blooded, fuzz-driven assault ‘More Time For Strangers’ emerged this June to an excited fervour.
‘Motorcycle’ (Straight To Hell)
12 tracks, 35 exhilarating minutes, and already sounding like a garage-influenced classic, instant album highlights include opener and previous single ‘Electricity’ (“How do you think I’m gonna live my life in a prehistoric land, we gotta have it, Electricity”); ‘Bad Feeling’ (“I’ve got a bad, bad feeling that everything is alright”); ‘I’m Not Interested In You’ (“I’ve got better things to do, than hear the news from Planet You”); and the new single ‘Motorcycle’ (“Devil’s blood for gasoline, prettiest thing I ever seen”).
The duo’s fierce DIY aesthetic led to the album’s production, artwork and forthcoming videos being a completely in-house affair. “We wanted to maintain creative control,” explains Scott, “And it gave us the time to figure out how to make the record dark and brooding, or screaming and explosive, in equal measure.”
One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be hard to keep these two quiet over the next year.
‘More Time For Strangers’ is out now as a limited edition 12” vinyl and digital download through Table Scraps’ own Hells Teeth imprint in the UK, and on cassette via Burger Records subsidiary Wiener Records in the UK and US.
21 Aug – LONDON – The Lexington (‘Motorcycle’ single launch)
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