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Scalping sign to Houndstooth

By | Published on Thursday 19 November 2020


Scalping have announced that they have signed to Houndstooth, proving it with new single, ‘Deadlock’. Confirming their new deal with the CMU approved act, Houndtooth’s Rob Butterworth and Rob Booth say in a statement: “Scalping are the most exciting new band on the planet, we couldn’t be happier that they’ve signed to Houndstooth”.

Commenting on the new single, the band say: “‘Deadlock’ has been in our live set for over a year now and it’s always a highlight; it’s fierce, relentless and gets a great reaction whenever we play it”.

“The first versions of this song were based around a one bar synth loop that ran for the duration, it gave us a lot of space to improvise and play with the dynamics and structure live, to push and pull off both each other and the crowd”, they go on. “The energy coming back off the audience always has a huge impact on how we perform but it was particularly noticeable with this song, it would feel very different every night as we’d each be trying out different things”.

They continue: “With us not being able to play it live for the foreseeable it felt like the perfect time to record a definitive version of the song. After coming off tour we finalised and recorded this version of ‘Deadlock’ at the start of the year, before lockdown, split between our homes in Bristol and Rockfield Studios in Wales”.

Watch the video for ‘Deadlock’ here: