Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Do you believe in MODern love?

Next gig! A free-entry mod/psych extravaganza down at Cambridge's lovely Cornerhouse. Saturday 14th October.
Playing with mod revival legends The Face, and energetic mod/psychsters The Keepers!

It might even be our next single launch, if the stars align...

Rain couldn't stop the rocknroll! Knackfest 2017 at Karma Farm

Huge thanks to the Knackfesters at the weekend at Karma Farm - all who came (and those who bought up all our CDs), the Knackers for having us play once again; and to the sound guy who got half the band smashed on absinthe!
Pic by Donna. The rain couldn't stop the rocknroll!

What a great bill it was too - we caught sets from Raggedy Rawney, Alice Walker, Tommy Loose, the Knackers-lite, and Psychic Lemon - all fantastic. We had an amazing time... maybe do it again in 2018?

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Charity gig in July for Sarcoma UK

We're honoured to be asked to play what promises to be a mighty night of music on 7 July at the NCI Club in Cambridge (Holland Street, CB4). Proceeds to Sarcoma UK. Get on down!

'Great night of live music in support of a very worthy cause. Tickets available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sarcoma-uk-music-night-tickets-35458240552

Come along and enjoy performances from:

The Scissors - "Swirling spiky garage psychpunkpop!"
Moth Conspiracy - "A fun-loving mix of indie and soul."
The Hotpoints - "A British live band based in Cambridge playing old skool Rhythm & Blues from the blues greats all around the world."
and
Tom Colborn- "With flying fingers and fiery vocals, Tom's set digs into Delta Blues and Ragtime classics, also offering new songs in the old style."

Baar open from 6:30pm. Doors from 7pm. Cycle parking available.

Tickets also available from the NCI bar on the night.'

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

April Circus

Looking ahead to April, we're delighted to be playing with the fantastic Moscow Circus, whose album 'Resounding' was one of Stewart Scissor's favourites from last year. If you like Psychedelic Furs, XTC, early solo Julian Cope or House of Love, they'll be up your street.
We also have The Get, all the way from Southend-on-Sea, whose current EP on German Shepherd Records is a veritable delight of Magazine-influenced post-punk! It's a free entry evening at Cambridge's Cornerhouse, and promises to be a blast!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

First gig of 2017, with Voodoo Prayer and For The Hornets!

Our first gig of 2017 is next month, with the dark garage blues of the fantastic Voodoo Prayer, and some old chums in their new guise, For The Hornets! FTH feature some former members of Cambridge's legendary garage-surf-psychsters The Von Nitros, and their new project, while different, will have a lot of the same irrepressible live energy, we're sure!

Monday, 16 January 2017

'Haunted Mirror' wins awards!

Wow! We'll be breaking out Aunt Ethel's sherry rations here in the Scissorcave later on - those lovely people at Stagger Indie on Cambridge105 have made 'Haunted Mirror' their 'Local Album of 2016', which was very nice of them.
This comes after coming number four in Dave Hammond's top 20 albums of 2016, and number five in Bob's Aural Delights 2016 roundup. It's very nice to be appreciated!
Big, big thanks to the aforementioned radio peeps for their continued support, and to all of you out there who have stuck with us!
Onwards, ever onwards!!
Love, THE SCISSORS
Pic by Annie Lovett Photography

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Scissor decade! Tenth anniversary of our first gig!

Ten whole years ago this very day, The Scissors played their first ever gig! Has it really been that long? Back then, we were a trio of Stewart, Toby and original drummer Dan Sly (pictured).
Many thanks to Richard Rose who booked us for that first ever gig, at the now vanished Cellar Bar 8, round the back of the Grafton Centre. What a place (with a lap dancing club adjoining)!
Sadly I couldn't locate footage of that early gig, but here's a pretty early track, the original demo version of Lucy for London...

Many thanks to everyone who's stuck with us over the decade, we couldn't have done it without you! Onwards, to the next ten years! Or hundred!!