Ferocious follow up EP to their 2019 debut from five-piece Bristol based group composed of James Rushforth, Alex Hill, Isaac Jones, Jamie Thomas and Jason Baker. Coming to us via Houndstooth, Fabrics in-house label imprint, FLOOD is their first EP for the label after signing there at the end of 2020 and the most complete realisation of their expansive, audacious sound to date.
Formed at the end of 2017, their vision is one which seeks to marry the Bristol scenes unique brand of esoteric, boundary pushing electronic music with various strands of post-rock, noise and hardcore in a band-based context. Across four tracks which are capped out with unrelenting energy, they construct precise but crushing walls of sound with a frenetic but focused approach. Their sound sits somewhere near a more raucous mutant sibling of 65 Days of Static and Pelican if they had the addition of a full backline of freely oscillating synthesisers. The euphoric power electronics influence of previous tourmate Blanck Mass can be heard throughout. Elements of their hometown Bristol’s celebrated and diverse electronic heritage come in the form of distorted kicks, droney subs and big-room techno synth stabs.
With word spreading for the intensity of their live sound gaining notoriety as one of the acts to watch in 2021, SCALPING seem poised to join in the great British tradition of main stage festival crossover acts.