Friday, 10 December 2010

Launch date set for new EP 'Afternoons'!

We're planning to launch our new five track EP, 'Afternoons', at a special gig at The Cornerhouse in Cambridge on Friday 21 January!
More details soon…

Friday, 3 December 2010

Full steam ahead on 'Afternoons' EP!

Another productive session last night working on our 'Afternoons' EP. Put finished guitar and vocals on the title track, and we're really pleased with the results so far! Toby Scissor was still full of winter cold but powered valiantly through his parts fulled by copious quantities of 'medicinal' Chilean red wine.

The tracklisting will be:

'H C Ecstatic'
(as yet untitled song, provisionally referred to as 'The French-sounding one')
'Slow motion traffic'
'Laugh at yourself'

Now we know what's on it, and how it'll sound, we'll start sketching sleeve art ideas... 24 pack of Crayola and guitarist-safe scissors at the ready, hey ho let's go!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Video from Cambridge Cornerhouse gig

For those who missed it, and for those who were there, here's some footage from Thursday's gig, filmed by the lovely Liz... 'Slow motion traffic', in glorious and atmospheric black and white. It's a bit dark, because the main lighting rig didn't seem to be switched on!

Monday, 8 November 2010

The Scissors, 11 November at Cambridge Cornerhouse

We've been a bit quiet lately, hard at work on our forthcoming EP titled 'Afternoons'... but if you want to catch the title track (and some of the others), this Thursday is your first opportunity.
As you may have heard on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's The Audio Files last Friday, we're headlining Cambridge Cornerhouse on 11 November, with support from the fantastic Little Alien and Newspeak.

Fun starts from 8pm - it's free entry too, so there's no excuse not to come along and bop your socks off.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

The Scissors on Last FM!

The Scissors (uk) are available to listen to on Last.FM! A selection of tracks from our recent album 'Daylight Cinema' are there to liven up your virtual radio, so go and enjoy!

Monday, 27 September 2010

Gigs and pizzas in Camden

We had a great time playing The Enterprise in Camden on Saturday (25 Sept); thanks to everyone who came!
Before the gig we had fantastic pizza at Bar Centrale just down the road next to The Monarch. Huge pizzas, lovely salads, reasonable prices. So if you're looking for pre-gig noms, that's the place.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Scissors come back to Camden, 25 Sept

We're back again at our semi-regular Camden haunt The Enterprise (sort of opposite Chalk Farm tube) on Saturday 25 September. A load of great bands playing, it should be a great night out!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Scissors on Headstand, Cambridge 105 radio

The great Patrick Widdess featured The Scissors on his latest Headstand show (8 August 2010), broadcast on Cambridge 105 radio. Catch it again here!

You can listen to archives of Patrick's previous shows at

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Hey, hey, hey it's The Haymakers!

The Scissors are playing on 25 August at The Haymakers, Chesterton

The Scissors
Swirling Hammond organ-fuelled psychpop with horrorshow freakbeat guitars and occasional voyages into the realms of ska and dub!

Beverley Kills

Ipswich's legendary psychedelic rock three-piece!

Tickets £3
Fun begins 8pm

54 High Street, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1NG
tel 01223 367417

Friday, 21 May 2010

'Daylight Cinema' reviewed in Music Maker magazine

'Daylight cinema' is The Scissors' debut offering and has a very late 70's early 80's new wave feel about it. Plenty of energy, songs short and sweet, snappy half snarled vocals over stinging riffs and choppy rhythms, the occasional ska backbeat with psychedelic keyboards swirling behind the mix. Dislodged in time, yet a relevant retro hybrid for the present day, The Scissors clearly have their own sound but the musical references ring loud and clear and the band come over as an amalgam of so many who were around at that time, echoes of The Clash, The Teardrop Explodes, and Echo and the Bunnymen, and even touches of the Doors to go back further – it's quite a mix.
Reviewed by Peter Stevenson, Music Maker magazine, May/June 2010

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Scissors supporting The Quails, 15 May at Man On The Moon!

We're thrilled to be supporting The Quails on 15 May at Man On The Moon! After supporting Muse on their UK tour last year, the Quails strike out on their path to glory and make a welcome return to Cambridge, support comes from Stoke's Lost Scenes + Whisky Jax + The Scissors.
Indie-rock four piece The Quails have certainly made an impact on the music industry and are now set to play both Reading & Glastonbury this year.

Tickets available from:

Man On The Moon

'Slow Motion Traffic' (live) - The Scissors

The Scissors' first gig with new drummer Huw, playing brand new song 'Slow Motion Traffic'. Cambridge Cornerhouse, 28 April 2010

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

New Scissors drummer Huw joins!

The mighty Huw Wallace has joined the Scissors on drums! Thundersticks aloft! Noise, noise, noise!!

We'll be doing some nice shiny new band photos so you can see what he looks like soon.

...or you can come along to Cambridge Cornerhouse on 28 April and see what he looks (and sounds) like in person! It's free entry, and there'll be one or two new songs in the set!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The Scissors on Headstand podcast 17 March

The title track from Scissors' new album 'Daylight Cinema' opens Patrick Widdess' Headstand podcast this week

Headstand is an eclectic mix of music and spoken word recordings, and is well worth checking out!

Sunday, 28 February 2010

The Scissors, Camden Enterprise, 27 February 2010

Here's the last song ('Skylon') of our last set with the legendary Sam Rice on drums. He's leaving to pursue other things - so look out, world! We wish him the very best on his adventures...

Monday, 22 February 2010

Scissors video action from The Portland Arms, 18 February

The lovely Donna captured The Scissors kicking off their set with 'Do you believe in modern love?' Which is the right microphone?

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Pics from 18 February Portland Arms gig

There are lots of pics from Thursday's Portland Arms gig at
taken by Rosey.
This one's by the lovely Donna...

Saturday, 20 February 2010

'Daylight Cinema' album available to buy online

The Scissors' debut long player is now available to buy online! Download the whole album or individual tracks from
And we're giving away a free download of the song 'Does it show?'

Physical CD copies will also be available very soon...

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Scissors debut album available soon!

The mighty Chris Pepper has just completed mastering tracks for the Scissors' debut long player 'Daylight Cinema'. We can confirm that the tracklisting is:

Do you believe in modern love?
Does it show
Over and out
Your house has ghosts
Lucy for London
Now or never
When you were King Rat
Daylight Cinema

The album will be available to buy on CD and download hopefully next week - watch this space for details!

'Rumours of The Scissors' demise have been greatly exaggerated'

'I can confirm (despite internet rumours to the contrary) that we're definitely playing tonight (18 Feb, Portland Arms) - but sadly this will be Sam's (almost) last gig with us on drums - he's moving on to other stuff outside the band, after his final gig with us in Camden the following week. So it'll be a fond (Cambridge) farewell to Sam tonight...'

— Stewart Scissor

Your last chances to see The Scissors with the legendary Sam Rice on drums will be:
18 February 2010, Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge (8pm, £4 entry)
27 February 2010, The Enterprise, Camden, London NW3 2BL (8pm, £5 entry)

After that, The Scissors will return in live form sometime in the summer! Watch this space!

Friday, 29 January 2010

18 February The Scissors at Portland Arms

...and The Scissors will be playing tracks from debut album Daylight Cinema at the Portland Arms, Cambridge on Thursday 18 February.
Also playing are AC Mars, Beverley Kills and Chris Pepper's new project The Darlings!
Only £4 entry, and promises to be a great night!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

'Daylight Cinema' - the debut album from The Scissors

Here's the sleeve artwork for The Scissors' debut album 'Daylight Cinema', provisionally scheduled for a February release!
The luvverly image was drawn by Toby guitar Scissor.
The ten track long player will be available as a physical CD and also download.
More news soon!