Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Studio action update! Debut album 'Daylight Cinema' for early next year

We're currently recording songs for our debut album 'Daylight Cinema' which we're aiming to make available early in the new year. Five tracks already in the can, another four and a half to go later this month!
We're a bit excited...

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Monday, 16 November 2009

Thursday, 5 November 2009

'Gone'! New studio recording available to hear on myspace!

The first result of this week's recording session is hearable on our www.myspace.com/thescissorsmusic site. Go forth, listen, and dance round your bedroom like a demented fool!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

The Scissors recording new studio tracks!

The Scissors have been busy recording tracks with the very clever Chris Pepper at the controls. We don't yet know in what format we'll release them, but watch this space. Psychotropically enhanced carrier pigeon is always a possibility...

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...

Monday, 3 August 2009

The Scissors supporting Winchell Riots in September

We're excited to be back at the Portland Arms in Cambridge on 17 September, supporting Oxford's The Winchell Riots as they bring their unique brand of indie-tronica to Cambridge. Promises to be a good night, so we hope to see you there!


Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Scissors in Camden

There are a bunch of pics of The Scissors in action at The Dublin Castle last week on myspacce. Enjoy. Here's just one to whet your appetite...

Thursday, 18 June 2009

The Scissors at The Portland Arms, 14 July

The Scissors are headlining The Portland Arms on 14 July! Support comes from Light and The Carpenter's Son. Promises to be a great night, so come along!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

The Scissors at The Enterprise, Camden this Saturday (30 May)

The Scissors hit the Big Smoke this weekend, playing on a fantastic eclectic bill with The Tally, Truebeat, Popes of Chillitown, Chris Macaree and The Roman Empire!
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 Scissors - 'hats on' at the Band Competition Grand Final!

BBC Cambridgeshire got a bit confused by our headgear with this review (it was actually guitarist Toby wearing the tricorn hat...)

The Scissors
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.

Friday, 24 April 2009

The Scissors - BBC Cambridgeshire review of Heat Two

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

The Scissors win Heat Two of Cambridge Band Competition 2009!

The Scissors are through to the grand final of this year's Cambridge Band Competition, which will take place on Friday 15 May at Cambridge Corn Exchange, Wheeler Street.
Heat Two saw the Scissors compete alongside The Running Mayfairs, The Scene is Dead and Villa Savoye.

Thanks to everyone who came along to shout jump dance and scream - hope to see as many of you again at the final!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

The Scissors compete in Cambridge Band Competition 2009!

We're massively excited to be taking part in the 2009 Cambridge Band Competition! This is one of the main events on the Cambridge music scene calendar, and there'll be a lot of noise about it (and in it).
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!
Get advance tickets from


Saturday, 21 February 2009

The Scissors at The Man On The Moon, 20 February

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

Thursday, 15 January 2009

16 January CUSU gig CANCELLED

We are very sorry to announce the cancellation of this gig, due to a last minute decision made by the providers of the venue, Cambridge Union Society.We are very disappointed by this, especially given the hard work that had gone into preparing for and organising the event, and we would like to be able to pass on the apologies of Cambridge Union Society for the inconvenience and disappointment this has caused - but we can't, because they haven't offered an apology in any shape or form.
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

Four bands, four quid!

The Scissors' first gig of the new year will be on Friday 16 January at Cambridge University Student Union Bar (9a Bridge Street, just behind the Round Church). It's £4 entry (or £3 for CUSU, and free for CUS members) - for which you get four top bands, and drinks at student bar prices!
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...

The Third Man

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

from www.WeGotTickets.com