Friday, October 30, 2015


It's been a long time between posts...

The Songs of Baron Samedi tape edition is still up for sale at SOFT ABUSE records and is probably also in some of your local stores and online retailers. It is a very limited run so don't hesitate on picking that one up or forever regret not getting it.

CONQUEST OF NOISE records are still waiting for the delivery of the vinyl edition of The Songs of Baron Samedi and we recommend you get your pre-orders in ASAP to guarantee you get a copy once it's finally unleashed. We apologise for the delays those of you who have pre-ordered but it's out of our control. Blame it on Pink Floyd needing to reissue every one of their rubbish post-Barrett albums in 60 different colours.

CONQUEST OF NOISE are also previewing the album on their bandcamp. Get it in your ears now.

We still have plenty of music for sale including the last remaining copies of the cult Kali Yuga Sunrise album on vinyl over at OUR BANDCAMP

Adam is somewhere in Senegal near Mauritania....Godz know where Ryan is...but rest-assured The Scrapes is alive and well and ideas are forming for the next recorded beast...expect some live gig announcements for 2016 as well...sometime...

Until then...

Friday, August 14, 2015


If you're in NYC you'll find ADAM hanging around here this weekend....

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Songs of Baron Samedi Radio Ballad

Dear Scrapes fiends,

We wish to thank all who came along to the JUNK BAR on Saturday eve to celebrate the launch of The Songs of Baron Samedi. Was a fantastic night had by all and the ritual appeased all Gods in the room we are sure. We are most thankful to Mia and Jamie for having us and for the incredible hospitality Thee Scrapes were afforded by all staff involved. All should frequent that bar as oft as possible.

We are pleased to say that a very limited number of Songs of Baron Samedi cassettes have arrived here in Bris and you will no doubt see a couple on the shelves at Rocking Horse Records if you live in Brisbane. If not then G O TO S O F T A B U S E fuckin now and make your order!

The tapes sound and look incredible!

Rewind to Sunday night. We presented a Radio Ballad-stlye preview of The Songs of Baron Samedi on Brisbane radio station (and radical institution) 4ZZZFM 102.1FM. It involved live improvisations by Ryan, Adam and thee mighty TONY IRVING (Ascension/Descension, Cyclone Trio, Unity Gain etc) on drums. Adam presented a spoken word section between each piece with improvisations from Tony and Ryan in the background. These texts will feature in the liner notes to the vinyl version of The Songs of Baron Samedi ONLY and this will be out soonish we promise through CONQUEST OF NOISE records where you can PRE-ORDER the beast and receive a digital copy with your purchase...they even have the album up for streaming on the website at the moment.

A N Y W A Y....the Radio Ballad in all it's demented glory is available as a PODCAST o v e r HERE! so you can listen again and again and again. We believe it will end up there in perpetuity but really that is up to Adrian and Kurt who were most kind to welcome THE SCRAPES and TOny on the show on Sunday. We will hijack the bastards again no doubt. RUSTED SATELLITES is the best.

NOW...The Scrapes will go quiet as a live entity for a few months as Adam travels many corners of the world in search of...well many things. If you want to keep up on what he gets up to on the trip go to Adam's UNDERGROUND VIOLIN BLOG. He will also be unleashing a new tape of solo acoustic fiddle explorations on C AB IN FLOOR ESOTERICA later in the year he hopes...if that link doesn't work simply search the label...seems to be an issue with the link sometimes. Adam's first stop is NYC where he will be jamming with Free Jazz Beat Poet who knows what else and spending plenty of time looking at scores with one of his most serious influences..HENRY FLYNT. Yes it's true. This will all be made possible with assistance from The Australia Council For the Arts, the Australian Government's arts funding body.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Tonight! The Songs of Baron Samedi Radio Ballad


The Scrapes hijack the 4ZZZ studio for a full 2 hours (probably) 6-8PM AEST (GMT +10/UTC +10)

Tune in to 4ZZZ 102.1FM Brisbane

OR ONLINE & ON DEMAND especially for our friends overseas and interstate!

We're gonna hog-tie Adrian and Kurt at Rusted Satellites and force feed them insanity and noise while we take you on a journey through the new album and treat you to a live performance, live to air, with the one and only TONY IRVING joining us on drums.

Let ANARCHY abound.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

8 August Launch Details

The Scrapes - The Songs of Baron Samedi Ritual

8 August 2015

At The Junk Bar's Skukum Lounge

215 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove, Brisbane, Australia

7:30pm DOORS

Very limited and intimate 50 ticket event. The LAST Scrapes performance for 2015.

Tickets $10 PRE-SALE and $15 at the door (if there's any left).


The tickets are selling fast so get in there if you don't want to miss out!

Thee Cult of Thee Scraypes.

Friday, July 24, 2015



We Scrapes are proud to announce that we will be doing a weekend of wild cat actions on the 8th and 9th August. More info soon but rundown is:


9 AUGUST - THE SONGS OF BARON SAMEDI RADIO BALLAD, The Scrapes hijack the 4ZZZ studio for a full 2hours 6-8PM. 4ZZZ 102.1FM Brisbane OR ONLINE & ON DEMAND. We're gonna hog-tie Adrian and Kurt at Rusted Satellites and force feed them beer while we take you on a journey through the new album and treat you to a live performance, live to air, with some friends..hopefully. Let ANARCHY abound.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Softly Abusive Pre-Order



The Scrapes THE SONGS OF BARON SAMEDI is now up for PRE-ORDER in cassette form at


Don't hesitate....just get in there and order before they run out. These will be in your hot little hands in August.

Sadly due to delays at the record plant the vinyl version of THE SONGS OF BARON SAMEDI is still underway but it can still be pre-ordered at CONQUEST OF NOISE records. Don't be foolish...pre-order now or forever hold your peace...

Get iiiit.



Thursday, May 21, 2015

23 May Instore Rocking Horse Records

Dear visitors to our interplanetary autonomous region,

You must be made explicitly aware that SATURDAY 23 MAY at Rocking Horse Records we will be doing an instore performance, FREE and ALL AGES with the fascinating Taiwanese ritual droners SCATTERED PURGATORY

DETAILS are in the gig section of this site AND on this little image here:

We will then be playing a gig at THE BEARDED LADY on 4 June with Scattered Purgatory once more. More details to be added to the GIG section shortly.

You are now free to roam....

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Autonomous zones and New Album Pre-Orders up now

Thanks to all who came to the People's Republic of Australasia in Sydney on Sunday evening. Was a fantastic night and included a little impromptu collaboration between The Scrapes and Tony Irving as well. Special night. Will have some documentation to hand of it all soon enough.

The biggest news on our planet is this....CONQUEST OF NOISE are proud to announce that The Scrapes new album The Songs of Baron Samedi is now up for pre-order in two formats:



Looks like pre-orderers also get a digital version of the album in 24 hours after ordering so get in there.

Soft Abuse records also tell us that the tape version of the album will be coming soon too....more on that soon.

We also have a new gig announcement or two to make AND we will be performing an instore with visiting Taiwanese ritual droners Scattered Purgatory at Rocking Horse Records, Albert st, Brisbane on Saturday 23 May in the afternoon.


Will be playing with our old friend Jackson Reid Briggs in June as well....but there will be more announcements on the live front very shortly mark our words.

Here's some more samples from the new album:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Special Transmission from the People's Republic of Australasia

They’ve been with us 3 times before, but it’s nearly 4 years since we last saw them.
They finally have a new record about to be released,
and they’re coming to Sydney for this special one-off event with a very special guest...
If you haven’t seen this wonderful duo before, don’t miss this.

On Sunday May 17th at 7 p.m. (doors at 6.30)


Please get in touch at: p l a n e t o f t h e s c r a p e s @ g m a i l . c o m
for further information.

Monday, April 27, 2015


Surprise aktionen this Saturday 2 May at THE TRIFFID, Newstead, Brisbane. Triffid Psyched featuring Baskervillains, In Cave and THE SCRAPES. 7:30pm doors. $12 pre-sale tix available over HERE. $15 on the door. Come and see a rare large venue blowout from your favourite electric story-tellers. FACEBOOK THING

The Songs of Baron Samedi vinyl and cassette still in the werks...more on that soon don't ye worry.

Be there Saturday or F.O.A.D.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

18 April, Nambour

We will be in Nambour for our first ever Sunshine Coast performance tomorrow afternoon for the Time Machine's record store day celebrations. Come and support! This is also an all ages event...which is basically unheard of for The Scrapes. EVENT DETAILS

Monday, March 2, 2015

Unleash the Beast

Good evening all,

The preparations have been made...Our BANDCAMP page has been updated with our entire discography (more or less) to date. We have also added an option to order one of the last 50 Kali Yuga Sunrise vinyls available directly from the band.

The cult soundtrack to an unmade film PRISON HALL has been updated with incredible new art from Reuben A. Warburton, the creature responsible for the layout on The Songs of Baron Samedi art, including the striking hand-drawn and typed fonts you'll find all over the package once it's out. Here it is:

Tattoo ink, blood...and something else...we question not how the man werks.

Reuben is also responsible for the Oblivion's Grip video that's circulating about at the moment....circulate it further:

That is the first piece to open up THE SONGS OF BARON SAMEDI which is incidentally out on cassette and digital (US regions) on SOFT ABUSE records on 28 APRIL 2015 and out thereabouts too on heavyweight beautiful vinyl through Brisbane label CONQUEST OF NOISE not to mention out digitally for all other keen listeners through our own BANDCAMP PAGE which incidentally I may have just mentioned has been updated with our entire discography INCLUDING THE LONG OUT OF PRINT OUT OF ORDER FIRST SELF-TITLED 2009 CDR which Julian Cope the Archdrude said this about:

"Also hugely enjoyable, highly original AND psychically useful is the music of Australian duo The Scrapes, whose fiery epic guitar and abandoned Mithraic fiddle pieces evoke images of lost Keltic lands inundated by the oceans, lost Iberian & Armorican sea peoples and lost times from beyond the beyond. Mostly, violinist Adam Cadell conjures up a fabulous and heathen see-sawing from his machine, kicking up a down home/back porch Henry Flyntian dust that guitarist/axe wielder Ryan Potter orchestrates with apocalyptic power chords and huge crunching rhythms. At times it’s like Kid Strange and Urban Blitz from the Doctors of Madness at their most morose played Overhang Party, or a mogadon’d Peter Hammill jamming with Van Der Graaf’s Graham Smith. Elsewhere, the singular desolation is most reminiscent of the most down down moments of Nico’s THE MARBLE INDEX or even of Jesse Colin Young’s The Youngbloods at their most mercurial. But the Scrapes are still so original their music ultimately don’t sound like nobody but themselves. And just who on Mother Urth [sic] could feel compelled to include a rhythm section in their new band after hearing music this ardently real AND which can be achieved by just two true Motherfuckers?"

So from these 2 true motherfuckers we say get your arses to the CHARDON'S CORNER HOTEL, ANNERLEY, BRISBANE 7 MARCH for the BURGER REVOLUTION 5:30pm.

Be there...or don't...

Das Scrapes

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Soft Abuse Premiere New Album Track and Art!

Soft Abuse records have begun to spread the word about our new album The Songs of Baron Samedi which they shall be releasing on limited cassette and on digital in the US regions. Here's a little preview they put up on thee ol Soundcloud. This is the first proper emergence of the artwork in one of its forms by Kim B. Cadell, layout by Reuben A. Warburton. Listen harrrd.

Don't forget! Upcoming performance at the Burger records Burger Revolution Brisbane action on 7th March at the Chardon's Corner Hotel. Details in the gig section. Poster posted very very shortly. Our Aus label overlords CONQUEST OF NOISE will be hanging around selling some Kali Yuga Sunrise records...the last available directly from us. Keep your eyes peeled for news from them on the vinyl version of THE SONGS OF BARON SAMEDI.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Dear Scrapes obsessed and Scrapes casually interested and everything in between,

We still don't have release dates for just deal with it OK. There are some murmurings of evidence over here at the SOFT ABUSE web HQ. That's right there's even an image of the cover for the tape and digital versions there....that's right....feast your eyes.

Don't worry the mighty CONQUEST OF NOISE will let you all know what's happening with that vinyl version soon too.


Also we have a gig coming up so don't be foolish and be there. You can find everything you could possibly ever want to know about it...and probably some stuff you don't want to know:


And if you're allergic to Facebook the details are over in the GIG section of this here blog website whateverthefuckitis.


The opening piece from THE SONGS OF BARON SAMEDI titled "Oblivion's Grip" has been premiered (along with some acoustic violin weirdness from Adam) on BBC Lancashire's "On the Wire" programme. You can listen to the entirety of the show


And if you just want to hear the Scrapes related stuff fast-forward to around the halfway mark. Thanks to Nick from the People's Republic of Australasia (a venue we infamously played on the roof of, attracting projectiles...a brick if I remember correctly... from the neighbours back in 2011/12) for airing the stuff and to Mr Barker for the kind words.


To celebrate the impending announcements and releases and just general excitement here at The Scrapes' Planet ADAM hath decided to basically give away his sizeable back catalogue of solo experiments...but there's a twist. So we'll explain.


Have a good ol' listen...and if you feel inspired to buy anything.


And you will get 50% OFF whatever it is you want to buy...whether that be one piece, a whole album...whatever. Get in there and help Adam feed himself while he waits for the new Scrapes record to get out there. Go on then....

Thank you.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Release dates, art previews and all sorts of goodies are on there way soon for all of you jonesing to know what's happening with the new record. We can say it's all done and being sorted out by the labels. Will be out on tape/digital (US) on Soft Abuse records and on vinyl through local Brisbane legends Conquest of Noise. We will also release it via our own Planet of the Scrapes in digital format which you will one day find at our BANDCAMP page where you can currently buy downloads of our last cult classic Kali Yuga Sunrise...what the fuck are you waiting for?

And just in case you're feeling anxious about the new record...


Friday, January 23, 2015

Tonight 23 Jan

A reminder that tonight, the 23rd January, on a soaking Brisbane day we shall be playing at 44 Manning St, South Brisbane with the incredible Feeth Teeth and Pale Earth both of whom we hear are releasing cassettes or something. 7:30pm doors. BYO. Donation at the door. Be there. Details in the GIGS section so go on click up might find a surprise for your March calendar section.

And here's a recent announcement from our friends at CONQUEST OF NOISE records who will be releasing the new record on vinyl along with SOFT ABUSE records who will be doing the cassette version:

THE SCRAPES artwork is almost done. So excited about this release. The album will be remembered for a long long time. Would love to show you the artwork but it's under lock and key. It is quiet amazing none the less. So here's a little sneak stream from the bands Soundcloud page.

So there you go. Get on the edge of your seat if you've got one.

See you tonight. We have the last remaining Kali Yuga Sunrise vinyl in Australia in our sweaty hands so you may wanna come buy it before you can't anymore.

Les Premiere Meilleures One TRUE Scrapesssss

Saturday, January 17, 2015

First Action for 2015

We Scrapes shall be appearing live for the first time in 2015 next week....23rd January at the Manning St Manor, West End, Brisbane. Facebook event page HERE. This is going to be a good night, Feet Teeth and Pale Earth are excellent. See you there.

You'll be hearing plenty more from us soon...artwork for the new record & tape is looking fantastic...