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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 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.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 08: “Scotland’s Greatest Podcast” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:53

This episode is a bit of a Frankenstein’s monster. Due to the lockdown, we had to record it via skype (which we did way back in April) and unfortunately, the majority of Snedds’ audio turned out to be awful. So… 90% of those parts were re-recorded and edited back in with Grant’s audio (which wasn’t too bad). This process took bloody ages! Please be understanding if the audio quality isn’t quite up to scratch but it seems to have actually turned out fairly well in the end. We’ve left in snippets of Snedds’ old audio here and there for comparison… On this episode, we discuss the singles “I Only Drink When I’m Drunk” by BC Camplight and “Annabelle” by Creeper and put forward our single swaps for the next episode: “Sand” by Belgian shoegaze punks Brutus and “Martin” by indie rock outfit Carseat Headrest. We also review The Big Moon’s sophomore album “Walking Like We Do”, the “Common Sense” EP from Scratch Cast favourites Viagra Boys, “Underneath” the fourth studio album from the genre-bending Code Orange and “Everything is A-OK” the oh so nostalgic fifth album from Australian alt. rockers Violent Soho. Sit back and enjoy “Scotland’s Greatest 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.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 07: "Quintent" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:15

After last month’s distraction of Our Top 20 Albums of All Time, we’re back to our usual schedule of reviewing (relatively) new music. This time around we discuss the singles “Underneath” and “Your Light” by Code Orange and The Big Moon and we put forward our swaps for the next episode: “I Only Drink When I’m Drunk” by BC Camplight and “Annabelle” by Creeper. We also review Pumarosa’s 2019 album “Devastation”, the recent “Junk Food EP” from Easy Life and new albums from Higher Power, Bombay Bicycle Club and Spanish Love Songs. 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 06: Our Top 20 Albums of All Time (Part Two: 10-1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:40:40

Part two of our special episode where Grant and Snedds count down their Top 20 albums of all time. In this episode, we count down numbers 10 through 1. Make sure you check some of them out and let us know your own favourites. Check out the episode and handy playlist. Don’t forget to check out Part One (Episode 05) if you missed it. In other news, we’ve started a new feature where we each give the other host a (relatively) new single to listen to which will then be discussed on the next episode. This time Snedds gives Grant “Underneath” by American industrial hardcore outfit Code Orange and Grant gives Snedds “Your Light” by electro-poppers The Big Moon. Give them a listen and let us know your thoughts. Finally, given our relative inconsistency in review scores, we’ve also come up with a proper rating system which you can refer to 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 05: Our Top 20 Albums of All Time (Part One: 20-11) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:07:50

A special episode where Grant and Snedds count down each of their top 20 favourite albums of all time. We had to split this into two parts as it was a bit of an epic undertaking, recorded in a mammoth 5-hour session. In part one we count down numbers 20 through 11, stay tuned for part two which will go up when it’s done. In other news, we’ve started a new feature where we each give the other host a (relatively) new single to listen to which will then be discussed on the next episode. This time Snedds gives Grant “Underneath” by American industrial hardcore outfit Code Orange and Grant gives Snedds “Your Light” by electro-poppers The Big Moon. Give them a listen and let us know your thoughts. Finally, given our relative inconsistency in review scores, we’ve also come up with a proper rating system which you can refer to 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 04: Wishing People Merriness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:43:18

We’re a little late with Episode 04 of The Scratch Cast but it’s finally here for your listening pleasure. On this episode, we do a quick re-cap of Yammerer’s EP since Grant didn’t listen to the whole thing last time and Snedds kept getting the name of the EP wrong…true professionals. We also review “Shlagenheim”, the debut album from avant-garde prog-rockers “Black Midi” (a band we’d both decided were shit without giving them a proper chance), “Alter Nature”, the third album from sci-fi hardcore outfit “Bats”, “Critical Method”, the debut album from Belgian noise makers “Stake” (or the fifth album from “Stake Number Eight”, depending on how you look at it) and finally “Ghosteen”, the seventeenth album from “Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds”. Audio clips are featured as a taster only and remain the property of the individual artists.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 03: I Don't Know What To Say | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:56:19

Welcome one and all to Episode 03 of The Scratch Cast where the dynamic duo discuss EPs from Girl in Red and Yammerer, albums from Fontaines DC, Viagra Boys, Amyl and The Sniffers and Microwave, and generally have a good old chinwag about music. At nearly 2 hours this is our longest podcast yet. Enjoy. Fontaines DC - Dogrel: https://fontainesdc.bandcamp.com/ Girl in Red - Chapter 2: https://soundcloud.com/lyfsuxx Viagra Boys - Street Worms (Deluxe): https://vb.lnk.to/streetworms Microwave - Death is a Warm Blanket: https://purenoise.bandcamp.com/album/death-is-a-warm-blanket Amyl and The Sniffers - Self Titled: https://amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com/album/amyl-and-the-sniffers Yammerer - Reality Escape Resort: http://bit.ly/33gYLll

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 02: The Black Edition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:27:40

Episode 02 of The Scratch Cast is finally here. Snedds and Grant return with a bumper episode covering the latest albums from Pixies, Black Futures, Black Mountain, Weezer & Black Dresses.

 The Scratch Cast Podcast - Episode 01: "A Solid 5/10" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:18

The very first episode of The Scratch Cast covering nothing but music. In this episode, Snedds and Grant discuss albums from Dinosaur Pile-Up, Jamie Lenman, Gender Roles and Press Club. It's a solid 5/10.

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