If you’re after some tub-thumping garage rock ‘n’ roll to give you the Friday feels then look no further. Table Scraps have got your back.
The effervescent Midlands trio, who have the glowing approval of the mighty Idles, have cooked up a humdinger called ‘Sick Of Me’ – a ramshackle rock nugget set to shots of the dodgems and Waltzers on Brighton Palace Pier.
With the video ready to wrap your peepers around below, we caught up with Table Scraps to get to know them a little better.
‘Sick Of Me’ is a scruffy delight. How did the track come about?
“Thank you! ‘Sick Of Me’ kinda finds a middle ground between two eras of music that we enjoy a lot: 60s garage and 80s punk. We played it together a few times and then we hit the record button.”
How did Table Scraps start out?
“Scott moved into a house next door to Poppy in Birmingham around the time when the music industry realised it had no money, which meant both their bands – who’d been tipped for stardom – came to an end. The lack of spontaneity and dependence working this way had ground both of them down and instead, they longed for something more immediate, uncompromising and vital. Table Scraps was the result.”
What inspired your name?
“Something that sounded punky and throwaway. The idea was to not be too precious about anything… the name included.”
Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?
“There’s no point pretending that West Coast bruisers like Ty Segall and John Dwyer don’t give us a lot of inspiration. When you’re based somewhere like Birmingham (Digbeth specifically – the post-industrial nightmare that served as the inspiration for Mordor) you do find that metal and heavy rock is kind of in your DNA. Black Sabbath are never far away. We don’t tend to spend too much time dwelling in one particular camp, though. We like loads!”
Any other new artists you have played with and would recommend?
“Slowcoaches, Strange Cages, Swedish Death Candy, Black Mekon, Frauds, Lumer … the list is endless.”
And finally, what does 2018 hold for Table Scraps?
“Releasing our LP ‘Autonomy’ on February 23rd and spreading our plague far and wide on tour.”