Tuesday, 1 December 2009
We're a bit excited...
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
The Scissors hit the legendary Hope and Anchor on Sunday for more Sooty abuse. Sooty came off the hi-hat after three songs though. We'll use more elastic bands next time...
Thanks to everyone who came!
Monday, 16 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Five tracks are in the can - Now on with the mixing!
Simon Scissor was playing with his video camera throughout the session, so watch out for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage documenting the creative process! John Smiths bitter, prawn crisps and retro tuck shop sweets were in evidence...
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Monday, 3 August 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Six great bands for only a fiver - it promises to be some party we reckon!
Hope to see you there at The Enterprise (2 Haverstock Hill, Camden NW3 2BL)! Starts at 8pm...
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
The penultimate band of the bill and it's the turn of 'The Scissors' to take to the stage. The only band to consciously change the aesthetics of their instruments, the band have a certain theatricality about them, not least because the members appear to take on the role of numerous protagonists with every performance.
(The Scissors, portrait photo by Elii Bright)
This time saw the turn of the bassist to change persona, performing under the guise of a pirate, with the aid of a hat that refused to leave his head throughout the performance; a remarkable feat considering the enthusiasm of his response to the adoring applause of the audience. The Scissors own a defined look on a stage this size, and own a certain naivety that remains appealing to a vast majority of the spectators, and ultimately saw the band sail through a mid tempo set without any notable threats.
Read the full review here:
Friday, 24 April 2009
The Scissors (Winners of Heat 2)
Aesthetically, there was always going to be one band that stood out from the sizeable crowd, and they perform under the guise of ‘The Scissors’.
Comparable to ‘Panic at the Disco!’ due to their apparent involvement in the revival of Parisian theatricality, but resounding within the boundaries of a far more credible genre, ‘The Scissors’ were as endearing as they come. They had the strongest songs of the heat, when originality, crowd response and the tightness with which they played were considered, and when accompanied by the atmosphere created by the band, made for an irresistible live show, that when performed on a bigger stage, would feel at home within the boundaries of a stage production.
The Scissors were the most popular band to play thus far in the heat, eventually winning the beer cheer and overall on points. Full review here
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
We'll be playing in the heat on 21 April at the Soul Tree (Wheeler Street, Cambridge).
We need you! Please come along and dance, jump and scream at us - the more noise you make, the better we play!
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Saturday, 21 February 2009
The lovely Donna captured some of the action from Friday's gig at The Man On The Moon, Cambridge. The Scissors had some great support in the shape of London's Popes of Chillitown, ex-Kook Max Rafferty's new band The Third Man, and Cambridge's own up and coming My Little Red Door
Monday, 19 January 2009
Thursday, 15 January 2009
You'll just have to make do with ours in the meantime.
Our heartfelt thanks go to Jo from Acoustic Stage, The Buffalo Club and everyone else who tried so hard (but sadly in vain) to find an alternative venue at the last minute.
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Also on the bill are Buffalo Club, T.O.Y. Radio and Horseman Shakes and the Draymen. Should be a good night!
Cambridge's popular community FM station 209Radio will be giving it a mention, and playing a Scissor track or two beforehand, so listen out for that too...
We're pleased to announce that our special guests for the 20 February gig at The Man On The Moon, Cambridge are The Third Man - the new band featuring Max Rafferty (formerly of The Kooks) on vocals and guitar. Check out http://www.thethirdman.co.uk/ to find out more...
With London's finest indie/pop/ska combo The Popes of Chillitown also on the bill it promises to be a mighty fun evening!
Tickets now available for
The Scissors + The Popes of Chillitown + The Third Man