Thursday, 22 December 2011

ABBA dabba doo!

For the festive season, we shall be destroying a selection of great works of art by much-loved 70s pop icons ABBA.  Come to the Portland Arms on 29 December for the R*E*P*E*A*T anti-xmas/new year party!
See us and a bunch of other Cambridge-based bands machete our way through the ABBA back catalogue!
Should be a riot and a half...

But which songs will we be doing?  You'll have to come along to find out!  Dressing up and surprises will be involved. You have been warned!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Live as can be!

Don't forget, we're next playing live on 24 November, back our regular haunt The Cornerhouse. Free entry, it's a no brainer!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Demos, new songs...

We're currently messing about recording demos and working out new songs. Definitely psych, maybe a bit of glamstompf in there too. Hmmm...
Are we inspired by Baudelaire's 'An invitation to the voyage'?  Will the next EP be called 'Colours and styles may vary'? Only time will tell!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Dress like the Scissors!

We know you admire the Scissors' sartorial elegance, so here's where you can get the natty threads and handsome foot apparel that we love:

Footwear by Underground

and retro threads from Jemporium vintage, Cambridge-based retro emporium of delight!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Thanks to everyone who came last night!  Here's a newish song, 'Phone calls from the dead', filmed by the lovely Liz...

Monday, 10 October 2011

14 October at Cambridge Man On The Moon

Our next gig is this Friday (14 October, Cambridge Man On The Moon) supporting the mighty Jakil, from Scotland, and also Toronto's Low Level Flight.
It's gonna be a great (international!) night of melodic indie/alternative rock. Be there!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

New choons and onwards into the autumn

The summer's been full of function and party gigs, and we're now working on new songs (might even be an acoustic guitar in there somewhere), expanding the Scissor sound a bit.
We're really looking forward to supporting the fantastic Jakil when their tour hits Cambridge in October (14 Oct, Man on The Moon). Check 'em out, and hopefully see you there!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Back to the 80s

We're busy rehearsing some choice 80s covers for a private party gig next week.  But some of them might find their way into our regular set!  We'll keep you guessing for now what they might be...
The 80s are back - just don't expect Flock of Seagulls haircuts...

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Return to The Elm Tree!

The Scissors are back at their favourite real ale and Belgian beer establishment this Thursday (14 July), playing an intimate up-close-and-personal gig and drinking beer at you.
Free entry - hope to see you there for summer beer and choons!

See the Gigs page for more info

Saturday, 9 July 2011

9 July, The Scissors at the Cornerhouse

The Scissors are playing the Cornerhouse in Cambridge tonight (Saturday 9 July) with some other great bands (see the poster!)
Entry is free but donations to Love Music Hate Racism would be appreciated. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

'Your house has ghosts' remixed!

We've just posted up our first foray into dance choonage, a stripped down and clubbed up remix of first album favourite 'Your house has ghosts'. Hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Having fun with 'tronica

What to do on a Saturday morning but play around creating a dance mix of one of our choons? Guess which one...

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Picture this...

We've added a selection of some favourite Scissor snaps to our Images page. Check 'em out!

Monday, 30 May 2011

New gig page!

We've added a 'Gigs' page to our blogsite (link above, just under the main banner); so you can easily find where to get your next fix of live Scissor action!

Phone calls from the dead

The Scissors are currently busy writing new songs, the first of which, 'Phone calls from the dead', got its live debut at a function gig on Friday night (Frank Lee Centre, Cambridge, 27 May).
More news soon!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Playing with Gunslinger at Ultrazang!

We're really excited to be playing at Ultrazang this Friday (4 March, PJ McGinty's in Ipswich), with Benjamin Bloom and the awesome (and loud) Gunslinger! Gunslinger is the new project from Alan Davey, former singer/bassist with the legendary Hawkwind! Benjamin Bloom is the former lead singer with Rosalita, and his new band is both melodic and theatrical. Promises to be a great night!

If you can't make it, we're also supporting Benjamin Bloom the following week when his tour hits Cambridge Haymakers...

Monday, 28 February 2011

Sect maniacs!

The Scissors closed their set at The Alley Club with a cover of 'Glendora', as made famous by Downliners Sect in 1966...

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Fab gear and mod clobber!

This Sunday (27 Feb) you can get your mod clobber on and get down to the Haymakers in Cambridge. Alley Club are hosting an open decks night along with some of their regular DJs playing a mixture of 60s r'n'b, ska, freakbeat and mod choons - plus live bands!
We'll be playing a 60s freakbeat-flavoured set, plus there'll be sets from Deadbeat Diva and Moderately Speaking!

It's free entry, so what are you waiting for?

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Special Elm Tree gig! 15 February

Don't forget, we're playing a special up-close-and-personal intimate gig at our fave real ale establishment The Elm Tree in Cambridge. Fun starts at 9pm, so plenty of time for beers beforehand too.

The perfect antidote for post-valentine's day blues (or to make those eyes at your loved one over a pint or two of nut brown grot!)

hope to see you there!

Monday, 24 January 2011

'Afternoons' EP now available!

We're pleased to announce our new five track EP is finally available! Listen (and buy, if you like), at

Hope you like it!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sunday, 9 January 2011

New track preview!

Here's a preview of the new EP. Just click on the pop out player on the right to hear title track 'Afternoons'. All the tracks will be available digitally on 21 January, and in shiny physical CD form shortly afterwards. Enjoy (and let us know what you think)!