Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Influences

Housing affordability, Melbourne rent crises and neighbour disputes


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Website

www.louscarrs.com.au

Bio

LOU SCARRS was restless. After achieving moderate success whilst touring internationally with a well-known Melbourne band, he seriously thought of quitting.

Lance Armstrong once said "pain is temporary but quitting lasts for ever". But now he's a drug cheat and nobody cares what he said so Lou shrugged off those words, manned up and quit.

Holing himself up in his Richmond bedroom, Lou started from scratch creating a new sound combining hip hop drums with his garage rock roots.

Lou enlisted fellow Aussie, producer Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy) to help shape the songs and sound, resulting in LOU SCARRS' forthcoming EP.

The first single, 'All I Ever Knew' is Lou celebrating the bittersweet joy of release from indoctrination.

According to Lou, the track is about 'discovering that everything you thought you knew was bullshit - kinda like finding out the truth about Santa and working out where to go from there.'

The colossal bass and drums thunder from the get-go in a seductive amalgamation of brit-pop and big beat that somehow finds yet another gear in the powerhouse chorus to bring it on home.

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Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

07 Dec 2017

Triple J
35

What a haunting start. I love the story you portray in this. My favourite part is that build at 2:41 where EVERYTHING just comes together. SO good!

What a haunting start. I love the story you portray in this. My favourite part is that build at 2:41 where EVERYTHING just comes together. SO good!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

10 Aug 2017

Triple J
35

This sounds big. Y'know, the sort of song that you could hear blasting from the work site or that you might find on the Batman Forever soundtrack.

This sounds big. Y'know, the sort of song that you could hear blasting from the work site or that you might find on the Batman Forever soundtrack.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

05 Apr 2016

Triple J
35

That production is screwed in tight giving Lou plenty of room to snarl and snear.

That production is screwed in tight giving Lou plenty of room to snarl and snear.