S.C.U.M is releasing their new single 'Amber Hands' on July 18th 2011, their first single from their forthcoming debut album which will be released in September.
S.C.U.M formed 2 years ago and were quickly signed to Loog Records, with the line-up Thomas Cohen (vocals), Bradley Baker (machines), Samuel Kilcoyne (keyboards), Joseph Williams (bass) and Ruaridh Connellan (drums), although the latter two have left the band and have been replaced with Huw Webb and Melissa Rigby respectively. They are recent signings to the independent London based label Mute UK.
Their debut single 'Visions Arise' was released in September 2008 to positive reactions from critics and fans; since then, S.C.U.M have toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe to a growing fan base. In 2010 they were featured and interviewed in British music magazine, MOJO.
In May S.C.U.M supported The Kills on a UK tour; in June they played at the Islington Academy in London with The Raveonettes. They have recently played a series of gigs in Germany and are due to make an appearance at 'All Tomorrows Parties' at Alexandra Palace, London in July, with Portishead. They are also playing live shows in the UK, with dates as follows:
JULY 3RD)GLASGOW, KING TUT's
JULY 4TH)MANCHESTER, THE RUBY LOUNGE
JULY 6TH)SHEFFIELD, THE FORUM
JULY 8TH)PETERBOROUGH, MET LOUNGE
JULY 11TH)YORK, THE DUCHESS
JULY 12TH)CAMBRIDGE, THE HAYMAKERS
JULY 13TH)ISLINGTON, ELECTROWERKZ - 'IN THE HALL OF AMBER HANDS' - SINGLE LAUNCH
AUG 6TH )FIELD DAY, LONDON
AUG 21ST )SHOREDITCH STUDIOS with Male Bonding, Mazes, The History of Apple Pie, Mob Rules
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