Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gig 28/12 BRISBANE

The Bearded Lady

Upcoming southerly gig announcements may be coming your way soon.

Make sure you listen to and check out SUBTROPICAL THUNDER. Ryan's new project. Release coming on GRUBBY PUBLICATIONS.

Make sure you also check THIS out.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Digital Rituals


The Songs of Baron Samedi is now haunting the digital realm through all your favourite and probably hated digital retailers and is also now available direct through our BANDCAMP along with the rest of the discography...well....that you know of.

The vinyl version is still available from all over the place...just google it...including directly from CONQUEST OF NOISE.

And the tape version is also still available from all over the place...once again googling should divulge your nearest supplier...and you can get it direct from the source: SOFT ABUSE.

The One True Scrapes is stirring once again to record new music....

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Scrapes shall appear in Hobart this Friday

We Scrapes shall be doing some rare performances in Hobart for the MONA Dark MOFO festival this year. We'll be involved in the Winterfeast segment of the festival, 2 sets per night, 17, 18, 19 June, 4pm and 5:15pm...something like that...Book End Stage. See "Gigs" page on this site for links and more info.

This is not to be missed for you diehard Scrapers as due to geographical challenges we Scrapes remain a rare live event these days.

See you in Van Diemens Land.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Songs of Baron Samedi

To those of you who missed the news because you avoid all social media like the plague - you are very smart if so - THE SONGS OF BARON SAMEDI vinyl is well and truly out and about in your local record store, or if not then from your nearest online dealer, or the LABEL THEMSELVES.

S O N G S OF B A R ON S A ME D I Available most especially from the iconic Brisbane record store ROCKING HORSE RECORDS. Buy from them if you need some guidance.

Some very fucking exciting live news on the horizon but for now we must stay schtum....wait and see....worry ye not we Scrapes are as active as ever. AND to set the record straight...as much as we love Rocking Horse as you all know we are definitely a GUITAR AND VIOLIN DUO....drums are in the mix...but very little. IF you want violin and drums check out Adam and Tony Irving's nasty little duo next time they free your mind and leave your arse on the floor in Brisvegas.

Go on then...



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

First Sightings...

We have first sighting of the vinyl version of The Songs of Baron Samedi on Australian soil....get over to CONQUEST OF NOISE records and ORDER your copy.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review of Baron Samedi tape in The Wire

Go over and get your copy of this "Sharp" album at S O F T A B U S E

Vinyl version is coming soon (it really is!) on CONQUESTOFNOISE

And as many of you know this is by no means our second release. You can hear just some of the stuff we've created and managed to wrangle into digital files, CDs and vinyls over at THE SCRAPES BANDCAMP and you can still buy CDs and vinyl of both Kali Yuga Sunrise (2011/12) and Electric Mourning Blues (2010) at your local record store, online and from ALL IS NUMBER RECORDS. These items are very very very close to becoming sold out! Whether we repress is anybody's guess.

And to further comment on the review - we Scrapes feel it is simply the RIGHT THING TO DO to acknowledge the traditional owners of Australia since our government and sadly still the vast majority of our people don't. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

Merci touts le mondes,
Les Scrapes

Monday, January 11, 2016

Adam Cadell Solo Tape Launch 17 JAN

17 Jan 2016

Street Music Vol. 1

Tape Launch

Supported by The Steady as She Goes

AT The Junk Bar, Ashgrove, Brisbane.

Tickets $10


Join Adam Cadell of local instrumentals duo The Scrapes, for an evening of broken-down fiddling tales, recently aired to audiences in New York and Helsinki. Cadell's forthcoming album "Street Music Vol. 1" continues with his dissident approach to the fiddle, but moves away from past electric drone-based works and into a regressive world of of fiddle-based storytelling, constructed from fragments of songs uncovered through ramblings with hillbillies and nomads in the US and Senegal. His 9th solo outing to date, Street Music Vol. 1 will be released as a limited edition set of hand-crafted cassettes by US label Cabin Floor Esoterica. The launch will be opened by the dark balladry of The Steady As She Goes.