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The Scratch Cast: The Alternative Music Podcast

Summary: Two ordinary Scottish guys chatting mostly about the best in alternative music. Tune in for reviews, discussions, interviews and the odd bit of humour. Scotland’s finest alternative podcast.

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 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 18: "Spoiling the Sopranos" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:08:16

The Scratch Cast - The Alternative Music Podcast - Episode 18 “Spoiling the Sopranos” 8th October 2021 On this episode of The Scratch Cast Podcast, we have difficulty pronouncing the word “alchemical”, spoil the end of the Sopranos (SPOILER ALERT) and forget famous actors’ names from The Irishman. Generally, we just talk a lot of nonsense, intertwined with reviews of new music. On our singles swap this month we review “Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo (not Olivio Rodriguez!) and “Do You Mind?” by Orla Gartland. On the next episode, we’ll be discussing “Violet” by The Zebecks ” and “Paranoia Party” by Frances Forever. On “submission corner” we’ve got more Scottish Hip-Hop with “K.O.T.H.” from West Lothian emcee Barz Fury. If you’ve got something you want us to hear then make sure you hit us up via the contact page, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or via email at theheadscratcher@outlook.com. We also review three more albums including “Megabear” the experimental 52-track non-linear album from bedroom-pop quartet “ME REX”, the instrumental, experimental jazz odyssey that is “Tri Magi” from The Lasso, Jordan Hamilton and The Saxsquatch and finally the dystopian electronic hip hop concept album “Music for Hypercapitalists” from Post Coal Prom Queen and friends. Sit back, relax and listen as we commence ”Spoiling the Sopranos”. If you want to support the show, you can buy us a coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/headscratcher If you’re wondering what our review scores relate to, check out our rating system below: 1/10 - Destroy without listening 2/10 - Rancid bin juice (bathe afterwards) 3/10 - Hot garbage (avoid) 4/10 - Meh (not worth going back to) 5/10 - Forgettable (one or two good songs) 6/10 - Just OK (for fans of the genre) 7/10 - Good (quite like it) 8/10 - Very good (must listen) 9/10 - Exceptional (absolutely love it) 10/10 - Practically flawless (unmissable) Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Please leave a nice review :) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://podfollow.com/the-scratch-cast-podcast All music clips are used as a teaser only and remain the property of the respective artists. Peace.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 17: “The 183rd Best Music Commentary Podcast in Denmark" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:08

The Scratch Cast - The Alternative Music Podcast - Episode 17 “The 183rd Best Music Commentary Podcast in Denmark” 28th July 2021 On this episode of The Scratch Cast Podcast, Grant is denied a toilet break, your hosts awkwardly speak doric for two seconds and, as always, we review some (reasonably) new music… On our singles swap this month we discuss “Omega Water” by Antwerp underground rockers “Lonewolves in Paradise” and “Unsmrt Lady” by the effortlessly cool “Dry Cleaning”. On the next episode, we’ll be discussing “good 4 u” by “Olivia Rodrigo” and “Do You Mind?" by “Orla Gartland”. On “submission corner” we’ve got the monstrously diverse “Into The Hollow”, the debut album from “Mothman and the Thunderbirds”. If you’ve got something you want us to hear then make sure you hit us up via the contact page, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or via email at theheadscratcher@outlook.com. We also review three more debut albums including “if i could make it go quiet” by indie-pop sensation “girl in red”, the eponymous debut from self-proclaimed gay lover band “MAN ON MAN”, and the outrageous art school indie jazz of “Bright Green Field” by “Squid”. Check out the episode below or via any of the links at the bottom of the page. Sit back, relax and listen to ”The 183rd Best Music Commentary Podcast in Denmark”. If you want to support the show, you can buy us a coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/headscratcher Thanks to the nation of Denmark for your support. If you’re wondering what our review scores relate to, check out our rating system below: 1/10 - Destroy without listening 2/10 - Rancid bin juice (bathe afterwards) 3/10 - Hot garbage (avoid) 4/10 - Meh (not worth going back to) 5/10 - Forgettable (one or two good songs) 6/10 - Just OK (for fans of the genre) 7/10 - Good (quite like it) 8/10 - Very good (must listen) 9/10 - Exceptional (absolutely love it) 10/10 - Practically flawless (unmissable) Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Please leave a nice review :) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://podfollow.com/the-scratch-cast-podcast All music clips are used as a teaser only and remain the property of the respective artists. Peace.

 The Scratch Cast - The Interviews - Episode 05 - Fiona Liddell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:03

The Scratch Cast - The Interviews Episode 05 - Fiona Liddell 12th June 2021 On the fifth Scratch Cast interview, Grant and Snedds have the absolute pleasure of talking to Edinburgh-based musician Fiona Liddell. Fiona talks about promoting Scottish music, explains how she manages to juggle her many, many musical endeavours, reveals the creative process behind her fantastic "Cover to Cover" compilation album (in aid of Scottish Women Inventing Music) and much, much more. If you haven’t yet, make sure you check out "Cover to Cover", "Gefahrgeist" and "Fiona Liddell Music" at the links below: https://fionaliddell.bandcamp.com/album/cover-to-cover https://gefahrgeist.bandcamp.com/ https://fionaliddell.bandcamp.com/ Check out our review of "Cover to Cover in Episode 16 of The Scratch Cast here: https://youtu.be/ZzKcWQQHens The intro music, which will be stuck in your head for days, is taken from "Parkinson", an old British television chat show presented by Michael Parkinson - please don't sue us Parky! Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Please leave a nice review :) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2​ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj​ Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy​ YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo​ Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA​ Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH​ TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur​ & more: https://podfollow.com/the-scratch-cast-podcast All music clips are used as a teaser only and remain the property of the respective artists. Peace. #covertocover #scottishwomeninventingmusic #SWIM #newmusic #scottishmusic #scottishmusicians #edinburgh

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 16: “A Mixed Bag of Squits” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The Scratch Cast - The Alternative Music Podcast - Episode 16 “A Mixed Bag of Squits” 2nd June 2021 It's been a while since our last episode but Episode 16 of The Scratch Cast is finally here and with a slight re-brand. We’re now “The Alternative Music Podcast” which means we talk about nothing but music… a rule Snedds casually breaks before the episode is out. In this episode, Grant treats himself to a whisky, Snedds makes yet another Jamie Lenman reference and talks about cardboard mazes and both discuss the finer points of drinking too much cordial… oh and of course we review some new music… On our singles swap this month we subject ourselves to the experimental hardcore of “The Armed” and the apocalyptic acoustic folk of “Elliot Pullen”. In the next episode, we’ll be discussing “Omega Water” by “Lonewolves in Paradise” and “Unsmart Lady” by “Dry Cleaning”. On “submission corner” we cover two releases from Ripcord Records: “Kintsukuroi” from Chilean metal band “La Bestia De Gevaudan” and the “Anatomy EP” from Aberdeen’s own “Seas, Starry”. If you’ve got something you want us to hear then make sure you hit us up via the contact page, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or via email at theheadscratcher@outlook.com. And, as if that wasn’t enough, we also review music written by artificial intelligence with “Lost Tapes of The 27 Club”, the massive collaborative ska-punk extravaganza “The First One” from “Andy B & The World”, “Cover to Cover” the all-Scottish-all-female cover album curated by Edinburgh-based musician Fiona Liddell and “Haram” the latest, bewilderingly complex art-rap release from “Armand Hammer & The Alchemist”. Check out the episode below or via any of the links at the bottom of the page. Sit back, relax and listen to “A Mixed Bag of Squits”. If you want to support the show, you can buy us a coffee here. Thanks to @sculpt.rebecca & @ellietype for the cover art found in Leith, Scotland. If you’re wondering what our review scores relate to, check out our rating system below: 1/10 - Destroy without listening 2/10 - Rancid bin juice (bathe afterwards) 3/10 - Hot garbage (avoid) 4/10 - Meh (not worth going back to) 5/10 - Forgettable (one or two good songs) 6/10 - Just OK (for fans of the genre) 7/10 - Good (quite like it) 8/10 - Very good (must listen) 9/10 - Exceptional (absolutely love it) 10/10 - Practically flawless (unmissable) Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Please leave a nice review :) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://podfollow.com/the-scratch-cast-podcast All music clips are used as a teaser only and remain the property of the respective artists. Peace.

 The Scratch Cast - The Interviews - Episode 04 - IKITAN | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:49

On the fourth Scratch Cast interview, Grant and Snedds discuss all things IKITAN with band members Luca, Enrico & Frik Et. We ask about the concept behind their powerful new EP “Twenty Twenty”, the recording process, their influences, the music scene in Genoa and which bands they think we should be checking out. We had a great time chatting with these guys and hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did! If you haven’t yet, make sure you check out "Twenty Twenty" from IKITAN here: https://ikitan.bandcamp.com/ Check out our review of Twenty Twenty from Episode 14 of The Scratch Cast here: https://youtu.be/4ROFyXPNQ2I Watch or listen to the interview below. The intro music, which will be stuck in your head for days, is taken from "Parkinson", an old British television chat show presented by Michael Parkinson - please don't sue us Parky! Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Please leave a nice review :) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2​ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj​ Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy​ YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo​ Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA​ Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH​ TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur​ & more: https://podfollow.com/the-scratch-cast-podcast All music clips are used as a teaser only and remain the property of the respective artists. Peace.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 15: "Arses For Faces" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:02:16

A new episode of The Scratch Cast is here at last and we’ve got another jam-packed show for your listening pleasure. On our singles swap this month we investigate the most mysterious song on the internet “The Most Mysterious Song On The Internet” and discuss “Mam” the latest single from Irish hip-hop trio KNEECAP (feat. DYRT). On the next episode, we’ll be discussing “The Pale Horse” by Elliot Pullen and “Average Death” by Anonymous hardcore punk outfit The Armed. On “submission corner” we dive into “Postulated Substance Abuse” the new EP from Livingston rapper Slippery Trashmouf and we tackle yet another mammoth post-rock song “Too Late, Already It’s Too Late” from Yorkshire’s “Going Feral”. If you’ve got something you want us to hear then make sure you hit us up via the contact page, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or via email at theheadscratcher@outlook.com. But that’s not all! We also review “Emphatically No.”, the new album from from Los Angeles rock trio Cheekface, “Collapsed In Sunbeams” the debut album from London singer-songwriter Arlo Parks, “Look Alive”, the 6th album from Canadian rock duo Black Pistol Fire and finally “High VIbrations” from multi-instrumentalist The John Michie Collective. Check out the episode below or via any of the links at the bottom of the page. Sit back, relax and listen to “Arses For Faces”. If you want to support the show, you can buy us a coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/headscratcher If you’re wondering what our review scores relate to, check out our rating system below: 1/10 - Destroy without listening 2/10 - Rancid bin juice (bathe afterwards) 3/10 - Hot garbage (avoid) 4/10 - Meh (not worth going back to) 5/10 - Forgettable (one or two good songs) 6/10 - Just OK (for fans of the genre) 7/10 - Good (quite like it) 8/10 - Very good (must listen) 9/10 - Exceptional (absolutely love it) 10/10 - Practically flawless (unmissable) Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Please leave a nice review :) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://podfollow.com/the-scratch-cast-podcast All music clips are used as a teaser only and remain the property of the respective artists. Peace.

 The Scratch Cast - The Interviews - Episode 03 - WACO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:02

For the third Scratch Cast interview, Grant and Snedds have the pleasure of catching up with Jak and Welshy from the genre-bending punk band WACO. We ask about the band’s brilliant new album Hope Rituals and Jak and Welshy open up on their interstellar idiosyncrasies and a whole host of other topics including their charity singles, how positivity influences their music, what they miss about gigs and whether we’re alone in the universe. We had a proper laugh chatting to these guys and hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did! If you haven’t yet, make sure you check out "Hope Rituals" and more music from WACO here: http://www.wacoband.co.uk/ If you're interested in learning more about the Raelian Religion, as discussed by Jak in the video, you can check out his article on the subject for Vice here: https://tinyurl.com/em453ctj Check out our review of Hope Rituals from Episode 11 of The Scratch Cast here: https://youtu.be/NDZIZChJhZ0 The intro music, which will be stuck in your head for days, is taken from "Parkinson", an old British television chat show presented by Michael Parkinson - please don't sue us Parky! Audio clips are featured as a taster only and remain the property of the individual artists. Clips featured are as follows: "Catbrain" - https://youtu.be/eAnrsxSTqpI “Levenshulme Lover" - https://youtu.be/GMmSMl9-gU0 "Good Days" - https://youtu.be/AeR58yDN__Y "Barracuda" - https://youtu.be/VzJMYo2TeSo “Dark Before the Dawn” - https://youtu.be/B8rs5GFic9s “Busy Livin’” - https://youtu.be/vJhjVKz9vvM “A New Future” - https://youtu.be/hVRGuVU3o0Y Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://pod.link/1480168617 Peace.

 The Scratch Cast - The Interviews - Episode 02 - Van Tastik | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:17

For the second Scratch Cast interview, Grant and Snedds are joined by the inimitable Van Tastik (aka Chris Fallon) ahead of the release of his excellent new single "Hangman" (available now). VT talks about his particular style of music, his nomadic lifestyle, his influences both inside and outside of music and much more besides. It was an absolute pleasure talking to such an interesting artist. Thanks again to VT for talking to us for so long and we hope you enjoy the interview! Make sure you check out "Hangman" and more music from Van Tastik here: https://vantastik.bandcamp.com/ and www.vantastik.com/ The intro music, which will be stuck in your head for days, is taken from "Parkinson", an old British television chat show presented by Michael Parkinson - please don't sue us Parky! Audio clips are featured as a taster only and remain the property of the individual artists. Clips featured are as follows: "Ain't No Man With Money" - https://vantastik.bandcamp.com/track/aint-no-man-with-money "Drag Me To Hell" - https://vantastik.bandcamp.com/album/drag-me-to-hell "Ain't Got Nothin' On My Father" - https://open.spotify.com/track/5Rq4U57LsVa5QBkuF0598l?si=Dmy65S2sQ36czAOwKu0vCw "Hangman" - https://vantastik.bandcamp.com/track/hangman-2 Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://pod.link/1480168617 Peace.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 14: “The Black Morpheus” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:09:40

Hurrah! Our first podcast of 2021 is finally here! Despite recording it back in January, issues with the audio and car troubles prevented us from getting it out any earlier… but now that we’ve got the lame excuses out of the way, you can finally enjoy a new episode of The Scratch Cast Podcast. On our singles swap this month we’re discussing the singles “LONELY MACHINES” by 3OH!3 (feat. 100 gecs) and “The Spirit Of” by Cloud Nothings respectively. On the next episode, we’ll be discussing “Mam” by KNEECAP (feat. DYRT) and “The Most Mysterious Song On The Internet” by well nobody knows. If you do know, please tell us! On “submission corner” we tackle “I’m The Motherfucking Spiderman” by acoustic punk Joe Billy III and “Twenty-Twenty” by Genoese heavy post-rock outfit IKITAN. If you’ve got something you want us to hear and potentially review then make sure you hit us up via the contact page, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or via email at theheadscratcher@outlook.com. On top of all that we review albums from London’s acoustic folk duo Radiant Heart, Hamilton, Ontario’s punk rock heroes The Dirty Nil, Kenosha, Wisconsin’s art rapper R.A.P. Ferreira and The Scratch Cast podcast favourites, Stockholm, Sweden’s Viagra Boys. Check out the episode below or via any of the links at the bottom of the page. Sit back, relax and listen to “The Black Morpheus”. If you want to support the show, you can buy us a coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/headscratcher If you’re wondering what our review scores relate to, check out our rating system below: 1/10 - Destroy without listening 2/10 - Rancid bin juice (bathe afterwards) 3/10 - Hot garbage (avoid) 4/10 - Meh (not worth going back to) 5/10 - Forgettable (one or two good songs) 6/10 - Just OK (for fans of the genre) 7/10 - Good (quite like it) 8/10 - Very good (must listen) 9/10 - Exceptional (absolutely love it) 10/10 - Practically flawless (unmissable) Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Please leave a nice review :) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://kite.link/thescratchcast All music clips are used as a teaser only and remain the property of the respective artists. Peace.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 13: “Grant Gets Tongued” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:44:15

The Scratch Cast - Episode 13 “Grant Gets Tongued” 29th December 2020 We recorded this one way back at the end of November but due to other commitments and technical difficulties, it took longer than usual to get it out into the world. But enough excuses, a new episode of The Scratch Cast is here at last! On our singles swap this month we’re discussing the singles “Manhattan Skyline” and “Ain’t No Man With Money” from former Norwegian black metaller Ihsahn and folky-blues artist Van Tastik Bob respectively. On the next episode we’ll be discussing “LONELY MACHINES” by 3OH!3 and “The Spirit Of” by Cloud Nothings, so make sure you give those a listen. Let’s be honest, you’ve got plenty of time. On “submission corner” we tackle “Jigsaw” by Edinburgh singer-songwriter Jack Hinks and “All The World 4 Him” by London’s indie acoustic duo Radiant Heart. If you’ve got something you want us to hear and potentially review then make sure you hit us up via the contact page, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or via email at theheadscratcher@outlook.com. On top of all that we review albums from Nova Scotia’s alt-country songstress Norma Macdonald, California’s alt-rock weirdos Eels, English folktronica legends Tunng and Brooklyn, New York’s punk rockers I Am The Avalanche. Check out the episode below or via any of the links at the bottom of the page. Sit back, relax and listen as “Grant Gets Tongued”. If you want to support the show, you can buy us a coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/headscratcher If you’re wondering what our review scores relate to, check out our rating system below: 1/10 - Destroy without listening 2/10 - Rancid bin juice (bathe afterwards) 3/10 - Hot garbage (avoid) 4/10 - Meh (not worth going back to) 5/10 - Forgettable (one or two good songs) 6/10 - Just OK (for fans of the genre) 7/10 - Good (quite like it) 8/10 - Very good (must listen) 9/10 - Exceptional (absolutely love it) 10/10 - Practically flawless (unmissable) Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Please leave a nice review :) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://kite.link/thescratchcast All music clips are used as a teaser only and remain the property of the respective artists. Peace.

 The Scratch Cast - The Interviews - Episode 01 - Chad Peck (Kestrels) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:48

In an auspicious moment for The Scratch Cast, our first-ever interview, Grant and Snedds are joined by Chad Peck from Nova Scotia, Canada's Kestrels. Chad opens up about the recording of Kestrels' latest album "Dream or Don't Dream" and discusses his influences, working with his heroes and balancing being in a band with a full-time career. Thanks again to Chad for talking to us and we hope you enjoy the interview! Make sure you check out the new album and check out more music from Kestrels here: https://kestrels.bandcamp.com/ The intro music, which will be stuck in your head for days, is taken from "Parkinson", a British television chat show presented by Michael Parkinson - please don't sue us! Audio clips are featured as a taster only and remain the property of the individual artists. Clips featured are as follows: "Dumb Angel" (ft. Tim Wheeler from "Ash" - from "A Ghost History (2012, Sonic Unyon). "No Alternative" (from "Kestrels" (2016, Sonic Unyon)). "Are You Alone" (from "Kestrels" (2016, Sonic Unyon)). "Eyes Wide" (from "Kestrels" (2016, Sonic Unyon)). "Vanishing Point" (from "Dream or Don't Dream" (2020, Noyes Records (Canada) & Darla Records (Worldwide)). "Grey and Blue" (from "Dream or Don't Dream" (2020, Noyes Records (Canada) & Darla Records (Worldwide)). "Don't Dream" (from "Dream or Don't Dream" (2020, Noyes Records (Canada) & Darla Records (Worldwide)). "Dalloway" (from "Dream or Don't Dream" (2020, Noyes Records (Canada) & Darla Records (Worldwide)). "Keep It Close" ((from "Dream or Don't Dream" (2020, Noyes Records (Canada) & Darla Records (Worldwide)). Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://pod.link/1480168617 Peace.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 12: “Indefatigable Defenders of Good Taste” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:48:19

It feels like ages since we posted an episode but Episode 12 of The Scratch Cast is finally here for your aural delight! On our singles swap this month we’re discussing the singles “Endarkenment” and “England’s Ending” from British extreme metal band Anaal Nathrakh and antagonistic grime-punk duo Bob Vylan respectively. Next time round we’ll be discussing “Manhattan Skyline” by Ihsahn and “Ain’t No Man With Money” by Van Tastik, so make sure you give those a listen before the next episode. On “submission corner” we tackle “Cellophane” by Leith-based alternative rockers Salt and “Placebo” by Bristol’s modern nu metallers NO:IR. If you’ve got something you want us to hear and potentially review then make sure you hit us up via the contact page, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or via email at theheadscratcher@outlook.com. On top of all that we review albums from Ayrshire’s very own genre-spanning three-piece Voldo, Poland’s gloomy, industrial doom merchants Give Up To Failure, Ireland’s indie rock songstresses Pillow Queens and finally Bristol’s divisive post-punk-a-saurus IDLES. Check out the episode below or via any of the links at the bottom of the page. Sit back, relax and listen to the “Indefatigable Defenders of Good Taste”. If you’re wondering what our review scores relate to, check out our rating system below: 1/10 - Destroy without listening 2/10 - Rancid bin juice (bathe afterwards) 3/10 - Hot garbage (avoid) 4/10 - Meh (not worth going back to) 5/10 - Forgettable (one or two good songs) 6/10 - Just OK (for fans of the genre) 7/10 - Good (quite like it) 8/10 - Very good (must listen) 9/10 - Exceptional (absolutely love it) 10/10 - Practically flawless (unmissable) Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://pod.link/1480168617 Peace.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 11: "Atomic Kitten Vibes" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:11:58

Episode 11 of The Scratch Cast is finally here! On this month’s episode, we discuss last month’s “singles swap” - “Feeling Fine” by DREGG and “Grey and Blue” by Kestrels. Our picks for the next episode are “Endarkenment” by Anaal Nathrakh and “England’s Ending” by Bob Vylan. On “submission corner” we discuss “Lights” by Penny Betts and “Insomnia” by Odd Tsar. If you want us to review your music then hit us up via the contact page, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or via email at theheadscratcher@outlook.com. And as if that wasn’t enough we also review the self-titled album from Coriky, “Sex, Death and the Infinite Void” by Creeper, “Have You Lost Your Mind yet?” by Fantastic Negrito and finally “Hope Rituals” by Waco. Check out the episode below or via any of the links at the bottom of the page. Sit back and enjoy some “Atomic Kitten VIbes”. Audio clips are featured as a taster only and remain the property of the individual artists. If you’re wondering what our review scores relate to, check out our rating system below: 1/10 - Destroy without listening 2/10 - Rancid bin juice (bathe afterwards) 3/10 - Hot garbage (avoid) 4/10 - Meh (not worth going back to) 5/10 - Forgettable (one or two good songs) 6/10 - Just OK (for fans of the genre) 7/10 - Good (quite like it) 8/10 - Very good (must listen) 9/10 - Exceptional (absolutely love it) 10/10 - Practically flawless (unmissable) Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://pod.link/1480168617 Peace.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 10: “A Lovely Bit of Wank” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:04:07

Episode 10 of The Scratch Cast is finally here and to celebrate reaching this auspicious milestone we’ve added a new feature “submission corner” where you can submit your music direct to us for review on the podcast. Hit us up via the contact page, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or via email at theheadscratcher@outlook.com. On this exciting episode, we discuss last month’s “singles swap” - “Oceans” by Peter Bibby and “Broadcaster” by Squid. Our picks for the next episode are: “Grey and Blue” by Kestrels and “Feeling Fine” by DREGG. On the inaugural “submission corner”, we discuss “Into The Abyss” by UsualSuspex and “It Don’t Bring Me Down” by The Moonlands. This month we also review “Self Surgery” from Mrs Piss (featuring “Chelsea Woof”), “Call In The Crash Team” an incredible spoken word / ambient collaboration by LYR, “Royal Swan” the debut album from the wonderfully weird Phoxjaw and the “5 Songs EP”, the second EP from indie punk band DITZ containing, yep you guessed it, five songs. Sit back and enjoy “A Lovely Bit of Wank”. If you’re wondering what our review scores relate to, check out our rating system below: 1/10 - Destroy without listening 2/10 - Rancid bin juice (bathe afterwards) 3/10 - Hot garbage (avoid) 4/10 - Meh (not worth going back to) 5/10 - Forgettable (one or two good songs) 6/10 - Just OK (for fans of the genre) 7/10 - Good (quite like it) 8/10 - Very good (must listen) 9/10 - Exceptional (absolutely love it) 10/10 - Practically flawless (unmissable) Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://pod.link/1480168617 Peace.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 09: “All Bases Covered” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:49:48

Episode 08 was a bit of a disaster but for Episode 09 of The Scratch Cast we had all bases covered and we’ve managed to capture audio and video seamlessly, well as seamlessly as Skype will allow… On this exciting episode, we discuss the singles “Sand” by Belgian shoegaze punks Brutus and “Martin” by indie outfit Carseat Headrest and we put forward our single swaps for the next episode: “Oceans” by Australian alt. rocker Peter Bibby (a name that Snedds can’t say without laughing) and “Broadcaster” by the hype machine’s next big thing: Squid. We also review the eponymous debut album from Empty Country, “Don’t Give A Rats”, the debut album from Dublin’s The Scratch, “Ronin”, the latest offering from Californian hardcore punks Rotting Out, and a unique compilation project in the form of “Sounds Like Van Spirit: A Collection of Europe’s Pavement Melodies”. Check out the episode below or via any of the links at the bottom of the page. Sit back and enjoy “The Alternative Pop Culture Podcast”. If you’re wondering what our review scores relate to, check out our rating system below: 1/10 - Destroy without listening 2/10 - Rancid bin juice (bathe afterwards) 3/10 - Hot garbage (avoid) 4/10 - Meh (not worth going back to) 5/10 - Forgettable (one or two good songs) 6/10 - Just OK (for fans of the genre) 7/10 - Good (quite like it) 8/10 - Very good (must listen) 9/10 - Exceptional (absolutely love it) 10/10 - Practically flawless (unmissable) Don’t forget to subscribe to The Scratch Cast on your favourite streaming/podcast service so you never miss an episode. Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYNkI2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3082hBj Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2QXCohy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2QXtlxo Deezer: http://bit.ly/34sjqDA Castbox: http://bit.ly/34sEJoH TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/2QVt8ur & more: https://pod.link/1480168617 Peace.

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