The uncompromising and fearless nature of the electronic four piece, Scalping, has resulted in them emerging as one of Bristol’s unlikely leaders. Upon the release of their debut record, we caught up with the band to find out a little more about them ahead of a string of live shows across the UK and Europe.
Scalping are the Bristol outfit of James Rushforth, Alexander Hill, Isaac Jones and Jamie Thomas. Formed in 2017 through a love of Bristol’s visionary off-the-wall dance music and full throttle noise and punk.
Straight off the back of a phenomenal year of live audio-visual shows, Chamber marks Scalping’s debut release, comprised of tracks ‘Chamber’ and ‘Satan II’, and also the first release of brand-new, London-based imprint Council Records.
Armed with a battery of squelching synths, animalistic rhythms and gritty, piercing guitars ‘Chamber’ is an ambitious and unrelenting debut, charged with hyperactive energy, precision and technical dexterity in equal measure.
Scalping have emerged as unlikely leaders in the current Bristol scene. The noise they make is harsh, uncompromising and wilfully inaccessible, yet it’s exactly this fearlessness that has people excited.
We caught up with the band ahead of their string of shows across the spring and summer months to find out a little more about what does (and doesn’t) make them tick…
Three words to describe our music
Eranu, Uvavu, Avoovar
Favourite Instagram account?
The best venue you’ve played?
PX3 tent at ArcTanGent Festival
Earliest song you remember?
Bring It All Back – S Club 7
The worst job I’ve ever had?
Favourite food on tour?
My favourite word?
Things that cheer me up?
If I could play a gig anywhere it would be?
Elon Musk’s Mars Arena
I think you should listen to…
Whatever The Bristol Germ tells you to listen to
If I could see anyone play live it would be