I love Scrap Brain. They describe themselves as “noise pop” but I hear something more sinister in there – some glam-punk racket dressed up with semi-sexual Siouxie Sioux vocals.
Plus, Myke’s got his “Unified Scene” t-shirt on in this filmed-as-llive video for “Take It”, recorded and edited on a soundstage by students at Edinburgh’s Stevenson College. What’s not to like?
Fun fact: I spent many a media law lecture daydreaming out of the window from the carbuncle that once stood behind Stevenson College. I think it’s been demolished now. That one probably would have needed a war reporter. I remember our Glasgow-based lecturer asking for an Edinburgh version of some of the rougher parts of Glasgow to use as an example one day. “Look out of the window,” somebody replied.
Download the audio, complete with a bonus track, RIGHT NOW from Scrap Brain’s Bandcamp page. And catch them live on
7th August at Maggie May’s 6th August at Bloc. Mine’s a gin.