Friday, 12 August 2011

New music: Scum ? Whitechapel (Light Asylum remix)

Would Valerie Solanas approve? No matter, we do...

When Scum emerged in 2008 they resembled a bad version of the Horrors, when not many people were interested in the Horrors. Since then the previously all-male band have enlisted Melissa Rigby on drums, thereby undermining their ironic name taken from the title of Valerie Solanas's feminist work, S.C.U.M. Manifesto.

After a few years of procrastinating, they are finally ready to release their debut album, Again Into Eyes, which closes with the six-minute long Whitechapel, a song that features a shower of shoegazing guitars and singer Thomas Cohen's Brett Anderson-esque croon. The remix by New York dark-wave duo Light Asylum features a throbbing bass line that carries the song to its brilliant, instrumental conclusion.

? Again Into Eyes is due via Mute on 12 September. © Guardian News & Media Limited 2011 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds


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