"I love The Scratch me. Not only have they got ace punk inspired tunes, they've got a great spirit. They'll go all the way, you watch." Clint Boon - XFM
‘…guitar gold dominated their sound and their set is stuffed full of great tunes’ John Robb - Goldblade
"Wonderfully edgy pop/rock with nu-punk attitude and wholesome retro intonations. Rammed full of typically British popability but with genuine global appeal." www.toxicpete.co.uk
The Scratch do eccentric English rock ‘n’ roll with weird but catchy riffs over the top of it all. At times dark and other times funny. With 5 tourdates unsigned chart number 1’s, 3 album’s on itunes (including new one DIY) and support slots that have included: Noel Gallagher, The Charlatans, Paul Weller, The Holloways, Echo and the Bunnymen, Goldblade, The Damned, Buzzcocks, Mystery Jets and Clint Boon - if you haven’t seen them, the question is… Aren’t you curious?
Here are some of our current highlights to date:
2007 saw us play Versus Cancer at Manchester’s M.E.N. Arena to 23,000 people on a bill that included: Noel Gallagher, The Charlatans, Paul Weller, Ian Brown and Echo and the Bunnymen
2008 saw us open the second day at Endorse IT, in Dorest on a bill including: Buzzcocks, Goldblade and Dreadzone, together with a spot at Manchester’s In the City.
2009 we played the opening night party for Standon Calling
in Herts and were back at In the City in October.
2010 saw Brighton’s Great Escape Festival in May and
we were back at Endorse IT in Dorset in August, this time in the prime 11pm slot on the 1st day in the esteemed company of The Damned, Pauline Black, The Subhumans and Vice Squad
2011 saw us headline the recharged radio stage at the Great Escape, we opened the main stage at Endorse it, released a vinyl 7" for recordstore day, did our 2nd BBC session and supported amongst others, Flashguns and Goldblade
2012 sees us return to The Great Escape and release our 4th Studio album - Great Adventure on Saturday 12th May
If you would like to find out anymore info on us, please take a minute or two to click through our links below. You can see our videos, or listen to more of our tracks on myspace, if you would prefer a CD, or mp3, please drop us an email
The Buzzcocks, T-Rex, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Kinks, Nuggets Compilations Albums, The Heartbreakers, PIL, Primal Scream, New Order, Blur, Happy Mondays, The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things, Interpol, The Flaming Lips, Human League, Be Bop Deluxe, Adam and the Ants, The Fire Engines, Killing Joke, Sparks, Wire, The Rakes, Louis XIV (Band, not dead French King!), Subbuteo, The Mighty Boosh, Potty Pete, Devo, New Young Pony Club