“Chaotic, cheeky and a bit too real. More gold from SCABZ!”– 4.5/5 stars
– Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
“In news that will come as a shock to absolutely no one, SCABZ have my whole heart. The out-of-nowhere sax solo is the cherry on top of this completely chaotic anthem.” – 4.5/5 stars
– Abby Butler – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
“Clocking in at just under two minutes in length, it’s a short, sharp burst of punk that fights back at the insecurities of the authorities.”
– Deafen County (AUS)
Premiered on triple j’s Home & Hosed
Added to Spotify’s ‘Local Noise’ playlist
Based on Dharawal and Gadigal country, punk raconteurs SCABZ have just revealed their riotous new single Guess Who? and announced their debut record ‘Pressure’ – due for release on Friday November 30.
Opening with fierce guitars, frenetic drums and the sharp political commentary of lead singer Siobhan Poynton, Guess Who? is the latest satire-drenched exemplar from the self-proclaimed ‘Newtown’s shittest band’. Unpredicted saxophone provided by True Vibenation’s Vuli and rousing group vocals brings the track to a wholly satisfying end.
Siobhan talks about the meaning behind Guess Who?: “I was walking down King Street one day and just so happened to end up behind a pack of coppers doing the rounds of an early afternoon, going into every pub, checking in on ‘safety’ and hassling people at the train station. They all seemed to get along so well and enjoy each other’s company, even though everyone else wanted them to piss off. And I remember thinking it must be a real particular kind of person from a young age who wants to be a cop, and that would make a funny song. So, I popped into the pub Loz works at, and we started writing the lyrics.”
In the live arena, SCABZ has shared stages with the likes of Skegss, Ruby Fields and Bugs, as well as performances at Yours & Owls Festival, Festival of the Sun, BIGSOUND and Bad Friday. The band also equalled a record for performing the most amount of sets at the King Street Crawl last year, playing an impressive five shows back-to-back.
Previous releases have been widely embraced by Australian radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, FBi, 3RRR, 4ZZZ, RTR FM, Edge Radio, SYN FM, PBS FM, 2XX, 2SER and Radio Adelaide. They’ve also seen support from online blogs The Line of Best Fit (UK), Pilerats, Life Without Andy, Savage Thrills, Music Feeds, Little Indie Blogs (UK) and Podcart (UK), as well as their video clips being added to rotation on the ABC’s Rage.
In the coming weeks, SCABZ will reveal an accompanying music video for Guess Who?
Guess Who? is available worldwide now.
Thanks to Good Intent