Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Klub Kakofanney - again!

It's great to be asked back! We're returning to Oxford on Friday 5 October, to Klub Kakofanney at The Wheatsheaf, Oxford, alongside a bunch of other great bands (The Knights of Mentis, Be Still, and Richie Stix and the Brain People)! Be there...

Tuesday, 26 June 2018


We're thrilled to be supporting KOLARS at the Portland Arms in Cambridge on 17 July!

KOLARS is a Los Angeles duo that blends rockabilly, disco, glam, and mod sounds with modern rock through minimal instrumentation: guitar and a tap-dancing drummer. As Rob Kolar sings and strums his rollicking guitar, Lauren Brown uses her whole body as a percussive instrument, tapping out the hi-hat rhythm with her feet atop a bass drum while simultaneously playing a stand-up kit, using dance to transform rhythms into natural extensions of her movement. It’s quite the workout and undeniably mesmerizing to watch.

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Look good in cheap clothes!

As revealed live on Stagger Indie last night, the next Scissors album will be called ‘LOOK GOOD IN CHEAP CLOTHES’ and will be out on German Shepherd Records towards the end of the year! (and t-shirts featuring the design below, related to the cover art, will be available soon!)
T-shirt design, by www.stewartharrisdesigns.com,

First chance to get your paws on one of the new t-shirts will be 17 July at the Portland Arms, Cambridge, where we'll be supporting the amazing KOLARS.

But you can also catch us live before then this coming weekend at Knackfest (Saturday 30 June, Karma Farm, Isleham Fen, Ely). We're on at 7pm, and you don't actually need to camp over to join the fun - just turn up and catch the set (it's free to get in though donations are welcome)!

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Strawberry Fair 2018 review

Pic by Adrian

Great review from Strawberry Fair by Cambridge Music Reviews... 
'Some years the event can be slow to get going but this time the weather brought out a substantial crowd early on, including an appreciative audience for The Scissors opening the Rebel Arts Stage at midday. After a decade at the forefront of the Cambridge scene they can still strike a pose and rip it up with the best of them, aided by a selection of their own fastest and loudest songs, including I thought an extra turning up of the blazing sound system to a volume beyond 11 halfway through the set. Having seen them recently in the confines of the Cornerhouse venue, their rich and hypnotic swirling sound easily steps up to an outdoor show.'

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Look out! Update from Scissor HQ, gigs and recording

Look out! There's lots going on at Scissors HQ right now... work continues apace on a new Scissors mini-album (shaping up to be an eight-song collection), which should be out hopefully towards the end of 2018. And gigs coming up! We're thrilled to be back at Strawberry Fair on 2 June (12pm, Rebel Arts Stage), and at Knackfest, Karma Farm in Isleham Fen on 30 June. Also just confirmed is a REALLY exciting gig with a great band in mid July that we'll tell you about shortly! So keep 'em peeled!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Video of full set from Cambridge Cornerhouse, 19 April 2018

Incase you missed it (or if you want a reminder), you can now watch our full set from last week's Cornerhouse gig, captured via GoPro (with audio from a Zoom recorder).
Setlist: Sjhake! Phone calls from the dead No go the lowdown I dream in X-ray vision Glossy magazines Electric line terminus Lucy for London Do you believe in modern love? Why don’t you cry? Skylon Your house has ghosts

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

It's never too late to Sjhake!

Our three-track EP 'Sjhake!' is still available via those lovely German Shepherd Records people! Sjhake (from award winning album Haunted Mirror) is joined by Electric Line Terminus and Glossy Magazines. Get it digitally from German Shepherd's Bandcamp page, or from all the usual digital/streaming outlets...

19 April alt-rock night, Cambridge Cornerhouse!

We're thrilled to be back at the Cornerhouse again with some mighty Cambridge bands of the alt-rock flavour! Our good friends Bouquet of Dead Crows, who are busy recording their new album, plus the fabulously tuneful Shyer, who are definitely a band to watch!

It's 19 April at ye good olde Cornerhouse, Newmarket Road...

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Back at the Cornerhouse (with Wild Hope and Goldblume)!

We're back at The Cornerhouse, Cambridge soon! With the fantastic Wild Hope and a special acoustic set from the mighty Goldblume! And it's free entry... so put 10 March in your diary and get ready with your garage-psych dancing socks!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Oxford, we're coming for you!

We're thrilled to be bringing the Scissors sound to Oxford soon! On Friday 2 February we're playing at Klub Kakofanney, at The Wheatsheaf, supporting Fracture, with Restucture and Be Still. It's gonna a great night!