Saturday, 8 December 2012

Live album 'Be seeing you' out now - free!

Our new live album, recorded on the Cambridge date of our mini-tour in July, is now available via Bandcamp. Just name your price, or have it for free (in exchange for your email address so we can keep you updated with gigs and other news and stuff)...

Thursday, 6 December 2012

'Rocket to Romsey' available to buy online!

The fantastic compilation album 'Rocket to Romsey' (which features our tracks 'Come with me' and 'Phone calls from the dead', alongside 22 other great tracks) is now available on, and as a playlist on Spotify.
Go get!

Friday, 30 November 2012

Live album - our Christmas gift to you!

We've just finished mastering a live album captured on our summer tour, which we'll be giving away shortly (limited physical copies at gigs, otherwise available as a download).  We'll let you know where and when very shortly!
In the meantime, you can hear one track, Phone calls from the dead on Soundcloud.

Full tracklisting:

Lucy for London
Why don't you cry?
H C Ecstatic
Phone calls from the dead
Your house has ghosts
Do you believe in modern love?
Come with me

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Pics from CD launch gig

Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T took some great snaps of all the bands who played at the 'Rocket to Romsey' CD launch party at the Portland Arms last week. Awesome stuff from DNR, Spaghetti Faction, Rats As Big As Dogs and Beverley Kills (and us, obviously)!

Live in December!

Next week we're playing the Cornerhouse (7 December) with Trouser Crisis and April's Ghost. Free entry. Come and rock your socks off!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

'Rocket to Romsey' CD launch party!

This Saturday we're playing at the launch party for the new R*E*P*E*A*T records compilation CD, 'Rocket to Romsey'. Five bands, lots of fun, and the chance to buy the (double) CD a bit cheaper than usual.

The CD features 24 tracks from 12 bands, from Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas - in support of Love Music Hate Racism.

See you at the Portland Arms on Saturday!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Ale, ale rock'n'roll! Back at The Elm Tree!

Next up we're back at our favourite little real ale and Belgian beer bar, The Elm Tree (11 November).  It's always great to play at the Elm, with a fantastic atmosphere for an up-close-and-personal gig like this. 'Well-kept beer, hairy bar staff', as the sign outside sometimes reads.
It's free entry, so no excuse not to come and party!

Wish You Were (T)here 2012

We want to say a big big thanks to everyone who stuck around to see us close the Legends Bar stage at this year's Wish You Were Here festival, following a monster set by the fantastic Hey Sholay.

Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T took photos of the proceedings, including the one below (which we took the liberty of fiddling with in PhotoShop so you can see us through the pink haze).

Thanks to the WYWH organisers for having us!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Wish you were here!

We're looking forward to playing Cambridge's awesome annual multi-venue knees-up, Wish You Were Here, on 13 October. It's become Cambridge's answer to the Camden Crawl and should be a fantastic day of live music.
There's an awesome line-up, so far featuring:

We're playing at Legends Bar at Cambridge City Football Club, about 10.15pm - come see us! And as many other bands as you can! 

Friday, 10 August 2012

The Scissors on monster new compilation album!

The Scissors feature alongside 11 other bands on 'Rocket to Romsey', a crackin' compilation put together by Cambridge's long-time champion of punk, indie and agit-pop, R*E*P*E*A*T promotions. Proceeds from sales are going to support Love Music Hate Racism.
Release date is TBC, but will be soon! Watch this space!

Full line up features:
Beverley Kills - Dirty Cousins - DoNotResuscitate - Four Undercover Kings - The Great Mistakes - Johnny Panic - Rats As Big As Dogs - The Scissors - Spaghetti Faction - Volunteers - We Are Godzilla - Ten City Nation - Miss Black America

(...and the sleeve art was designed by The Scissors' very own Stewart Harris, at

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Afternoons in Norwich

Here's some video action from last week's tour - the final date in Norwich at Epic... 'Afternoons'!

You can see more videos on our Reverbnation page

Monday, 23 July 2012

EPIC pictures!

We've posted some new pictures on our Images page, taken by the EPIC Studios crew at Saturday's gig there on the last night of the Ultrazang tour. We had a fantastic time! Big thanks again to the Ultrazang crew and everyone at EPIC.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Reserve your ticket (21 July), get a free EP!

We're on tour this week, starting Thursday in Ipswich, then Friday in our hometown of Cambridge, finally Saturday in Norwich! If you want to come see us in Norwich, we've got some tickets - The first 25 people to reserve a ticket for the Norwich date (21 July) via The Scissors will get a free copy of the 'Afternoons' EP!

Email to reserve your ticket! Hurry!

See the Gigs page for more info...

Monday, 9 July 2012

Elm Tree - hot action!

Big thanks to everyone who came along to the Elm Tree last night - we had a great time!
Cheers Matt for taking the picture. It was hot, as you can see...

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Psychrock'n'ale'n'roll at the Elm Tree this Sunday

We're playing a free entry intimate gig this Sunday (8 July) at our favourite Belgian beer/real ale establishment, the fantastic Elm Tree! Fun starts about 8. We'll play two sets and hang around afterwards to enjoy the ale with you.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Buzz buzz buzz!

This is our next regular live appearance, as part of the fantastic Buzz Festival hosted by Cambridge's lovely Cornerhouse venue. Three days of bands on two stages, drinks promos and a great party atmosphere!
We're on the Sunday afternoon (1 July), but check out some of the acts on Friday and Saturday too.
Just don't wear yourselves out before we play!

New songs for the summer

Here's the lovely poster for our tour in a few weeks' time. See the Gigs page for full info.
We're working on some new songs in time for these dates, some of which you'll be able to hear at the upcoming Elm Tree and Buzz Festival dates.
The weather may be cold, but we're feeling hot, hot, hot!

Sunday, 29 April 2012

On tour this summer! (UPDATE)

We're finalising dates / venues for a mini tour (tourette?) of the Eastern counties this summer. On the bill is Norwich's ska-flavoured party monsters Killamonjambo, Ipswich's psychedelic Butterfly and ourselves.
The tour kicks off in Ipswich on 19 July, then Cambridge Man On The Moon on 20 July, finishing with a right old knees up at Epic Studios (being broadcast live online!) in Norwich on 21 July.

We'll post full info on the gig page once the venues are confirmed.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

New track featured on LocalSound April podcast

New Scissors track 'Come with me' is featured on this month's LocalSound podcast. Go check it, and the rest of the fine choons on the show, out. Enjoy, possibly with headphones for full effect.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Ultrazang at the John Peel Centre

Big thanks to everyone who came out to Ultrazang on Saturday! We had a great time, despite Huw being encased in a plastic box for the benefit of the sound recording - the whole night was filmed as part of a show reel for the Centre, so you'll be able to see some of it on youtube no doubt soonish.

In the meantime, check out our images page to see some awesome pics taken by photographer Henry Murphy!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Scissors back at the 'Zang, this time with Peel appeal!

We had a great time at Ultrazang last year - the best night out in Ipswich!  So we were jolly pleased to be asked to play again at the 'Zang's new home, the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket.

And doubly pleased to be playing with our chums the Voodoo Trombone Quartet, purveying their eclectic brand of exotica/lounge/ska. Don't let the name deceive you either, for they are, confusingly, an eight piece...

Also on are our good friends Butterfly, with their lovely psych-prog stylings, and a fantastic solo guitarist, Rob Castellani.  We've seen him in action before and he has to be heard to be believed!

This is going to be one awesome night, we can't wait...

31 March,  John Peel Centre,
Church Walk, Stowmarket IP14 1ET

This Saturday's gig - we're not playing, sorry!

Due to unforseen circumstances, we're no longer playing this Saturday at Cambridge Man On The Moon. It'll still be an awesome gig, but it just won't have us in it.
Next chance to catch us live will be 31 March at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket. Hope to see you there!

Monday, 27 February 2012

The Scissors on Local Sound in March

The Scissors feature on the March edition of Local Sound, a fairly new podcast promoting up and coming / unsigned bands in the UK. Check out the show on Wednesday!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

New year, new gigs!

We're sorting out the gig calendar for the upcoming months.  First up,  a private party down in London for a good friend of the Scissors on 21 January;
Then in March we're back at our local Man On The Moon (10 March, other acts TBC),
and on 31 March we're excited to be playing at the new John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, with the fantastic Voodoo Trombone Quartet.

For more info, check out our gigs page!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

The Scissors on Cambridge Riffs, December 2011

The Scissors feature on the December Cambridge Riffs podcast alongside a load of other great stuff. Please go check it out, it's a great eclectic smorgesbord of aural education and enjoyment!

'SOS' in drag

We also opened with a more conventional cover of ABBA's 'SOS'. Well, a bit more conventional.

'Does your mother know?' / 'Anarchy in the UK'

We mashed up ABBA with the Sex Pistols at the R*E*P*E*A*T anti-xmas/new year party. In drag, as you do...