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Artist
SCALPING
ReleaseProduct
Void
Label
Houndstooth
Catalogue Number
HTH157D
Release Date
April 29, 2022

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Bristol has a long and storied history as an incubator of young and visionary electronic musicians and visual artists. From reggae to grime to trip hop and all the graffiti in between, Bristol has given the world much to chew on. And now with their fantastic debut LP Void (out April 29th via Houndstooth), you can add SCALPING to that prodigious list.

Eschewing the typical Bristol sounds in favour of darker, post-rock excursions, SCALPING fold in aesthetics from techno, EBM, post-punk, and noise to create their own sort of wicked alchemy. Void deals especially with elements of body horror and the wicked embrace of technology over our culture, the four piece’s (mostly) vocal-less attack stresses feeling over narrative. Tracks like the industrial-tinged ‘Caller Unknown’ utilise motifs that are almost cinematic in nature to place the listener within their frame of mind. Better still is the haunting electro of ‘Cloak & Dagger,’ with its fretted bassline runs simulating a harrowing escape down a narrow path. The album ends on a high note with ‘Remain In Stasis,’ a sorta big beat style collab with fast-rising Bristol rapper (and self-professed metalhead) Grove. The tune’s sizzling hi-hats play to both of their strengths quite well.

Void follows an exciting 2021 that saw the band play sold out shows alongside legends like Squarepusher as well as release the critically acclaimed Flood EP and its companion remix package (including takes from Hodge, object blue, Laurel Halo, and Mogwai). With a reputation as one of the UK’s most thrilling young live acts and an electrifying debut in the bag, SCALPING seems to have everything in place.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Blood Club 2:44 Buy
  2. 2 Caller Unknown 2:48 Buy

    Caller Unknown

  3. 3 Tether (feat. DÆMON) 4:08 Buy

    Tether (feat. DÆMON)

  4. 4 Silhouettes 3:26 Buy
  5. 5 Cloak & Dagger 4:11 Buy

    Cloak & Dagger

  6. 6 Flashforward 4:19 Buy
  7. 7 Desire 4:54 Buy
  8. 8 Over the Walls 4:49 Buy

    Over the Walls

  9. 9 Remain in Stasis (feat. Grove) 3:53 Buy

    Remain in Stasis (feat. Grove)

Track List

  1. Blood Club
  2. Caller Unknown
  3. Tether (feat. DÆMON)
  4. Silhouettes
  5. Cloak & Dagger
  6. Flashforward
  7. Desire
  8. Over The Walls
  9. Remain In Stasis (feat. Grove)
  • Void

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