Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk


Sounds like

Pretty Shit


band members

Shaz - Guitar & Ranting, Larz - Drumz, Loz - Basz


Influences

Eddy Current, Bikini Kill


Unearthed artists we like

West Thebarton, These New South Whales, DZ


Website

Bio

Newtown’s self-proclaimed shittest band SCABZ are a driving force behind Australia’s DIY pub rock scene. Having shared the stage with The Smith Street Band for their inaugural Pool House Party and recently joining Frenzal Rhomb as their main support in NSW’s dirty and delightful RSLs, SCABZ are about to embark on a mammoth national tour with Australia’s favourite surf-punk act Skeggs.

When they’re not passionately protesting for their beloved Victoria Bitter Co. to unblock the band’s social media accounts, they’re touring relentlessly, supporting politically empathic and sonically elating acts like The Peep Tempel and The Pretty Littles. Politically charged, grating and funny as ever, SCABZ provide direct and unapologetic protest in the Mike Baird-defying ‘Locked Out’ and cowbell-doused tales of chasing tipsy smooches in ‘Beach Song’.

Their newest release ‘Starting Line’ is a testament to SCABZ technical and expressive growth, and guitarist and vocalist Siobhan Poynton’s increasingly thrilling style of guitar playing; SCABZ are closing in on a full, reckless and energetic sound that no other act in Australia can match. These beer-loving goofs will release an EP late this year and head out on more tours and play more shows and drink more beers.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

12 Dec 2018

Triple J
40

Hahahaha this track is so funny. Taking the piss but still drilling in that explosive punk sound to a tee.

Hahahaha this track is so funny. Taking the piss but still drilling in that explosive punk sound to a tee.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

07 Dec 2018

Triple J
40

quite a few of my mates have stories about brett lee out on the town, i'm glad this one has been turned into a minimal fuss, maximum impact. scabz hit.

quite a few of my mates have stories about brett lee out on the town, i'm glad this one has been turned into a minimal fuss, maximum impact. scabz hit.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 May 2018

Triple J
45

there's passion and conviction and that guitar line sticks like super glue. all in all, it's your shittest effort yet ;)

there's passion and conviction and that guitar line sticks like super glue. all in all, it's your shittest effort yet ;)