Schnarff Schnarff show their darker side in the animated video for the track ‘Flip The Cross’ which premired on Upset Magazine and is taken from their forthcoming album The evil that we do…, out on 9th September 2016 via Black Dug Records.
Skilfully constructing a sound that is undeniably their own the Glasgow based five piece have drawn on influences ranging from metal to pop-punk and grunge to emo, a sound that has seen them pick up recent support from the likes of Team Rock, Punktastic and BBC Introducing Scotland.
‘Flip The Cross’ follows the band’s latest release ‘Cadavers’, where Schnarff Schnarff exhibit the deeper complexity to their sound, this time offering a nod to the grunge-heavy sound inspired by the likes of Nirvana, adding a dissonance and grit to an already wonderfully eclectic alt-rock album. The track premiered on Team Rock and is now available to stream on the Schnarff Schnarff Soundcloud page.
It’s easy to see why BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway described Schnarff Schnarff as “staccato grunge pop” with tracks such as the aforementioned ‘Flip The Cross’, former single ‘This Is How We Get Some’ and free download track ‘Mario1-2’ which premiered on Punktastic, all delivered with the impetus and snarl of bands like Biffy Clyro, Saves The Day and Taking Back Sunday. Myles Bonnar’s (vocals) lyrics and expertly delivered vocals are flanked impressively by Jamie Douglas (drums), Paul ‘Thunder’ Tracey (bass) Richard Douglas (guitar) and Andrew ‘Turtle’ MacLean (guitar) as Schnarff Schnarff really let loose, showcasing their ability to marry hooks and choruses to complex time changes, mighty guitar riffs and metronomic drum fills.
Originally hailing from Inverness, the band formed while they were all scattered throughout the UK, bonded together by a desire to go against the grain of the current accepted norm in music with the aim of producing music similar to the bands that influenced them growing up. After relocating to Glasgow they haven’t looked back since, continually creating music and playing live shows, before recording their album with renowned Scottish producer, Paul Savage (Mogwai, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks).
Over the last few years Schnarff Schnarff have gained support from the likes of Radio 1 (Huw Stephens), 6 Music (Steve Lamacq), BBC Scotland (Vic Galloway), Amazing Radio’s Jim Gellatly, Team Rock, Rock Sound, Upset Magazine and Punktastic as well performing at festivals T in The Park, Belladrum, Wickerman, and Brew at the Bog.
The Glasgow-via-Inverness band will play each of the tracks at the album’s launch party, taking to King Tuts in their now-hometown on Friday 16th September. You can now purchase tickets via the band’s Merch page.
The evil that we do… by Schnarff Schnarff is released on 9th September 2016 via Black Dug Records.