Night Bus or Milk Train
Recent overall winners of an XFM unsigned competition: Thanks to voting from supporters getting us through the first heat & a distinguished industry panel selecting 'Numbers' as the best overall track we will be opening the Versus Cancer charity gig at the 22,000 seat MEN Arena with Noel Gallagher & Paul Weller + many other famous names. Onstage, The Scratch like to make a 'show'. Chelsea boots, cravats, brothel creepers, flying guitars and the inevitable beer soaked stages are often in attendance at their gigs. Great songs delivered in a pop punk package akin to the Buzzcocks mutated with T.Rex and a pinch of Kinksesque flourish. Their influences range from The Kinks to Glam, (T.Rex, Bowie, Roxy), to Punk (Heartbreakers, Buzzcocks, Damned, The Jam) to Post Punk (PIL and Gang of 4) to Primal Scream, Killing Joke and even Bill Nelson, not to mention such modern day diversities as The Rapture and the Dirty Pretty Things. The new album 'Night Bus or Milk Train' is a love lorn tale of jealousy, confusion, chocolate lemonade and needle dicks!