Scars of Protest have just released their new single Switchblade which was inspired by the current UK and worldwide political climate.
The single has been going down a storm on the radio, with plays on Kerrang! Radio, BBC Introducing, Total Rock, Midlands Metalheads Radio, Rhino Radio, Radio Wig Wam, Cam Glen Radio, Metal Meyhem Radio, EGH Radio, Scotland Rocks Radio, ZTR.FM, Forest FM and many more.
The Southampton band formed back in 2014, and what began as a catharsis to work through a period of deep depression and anxiety, has evolved into something much more.
It’s no longer just about their personal or individual struggles but a means to also use their voices to give one to those who don’t have one. To the less fortunate, the downtrodden, the marginalised, those persecuted due to sexuality, race, religion or creed.
The next single Weapons & Morals will follow later on in the year.
On these new tracks, the band say:
“The songs were both inspired by the current UK and worldwide political climate and feeling like we have a platform and should be using it to address issues or injustices we see. Although not all of these issues face us individually on a daily basis, we wanted to be a voice for the voiceless and stand up for what we believe. Our songs have always been about generating a connection or emotive response from those that listen, these songs intend to still be true to that but not just focus on our personal issues or struggles with mental health like we have focused on before”.
Scars of Protest have something to say and they’re not afraid to say it. They will stand up for what they believe in and believe in standing up for one another.
Tim Osmond (Vocals)
Ash Henbrey (Guitars, Samples, Programming)
Harry Latter (Drums, Percussion)
Andy Baber (Bass)
Band influences: Enter Shikari, Hacktivist, Fever 333, Rage Against The Machine, Stray From the Path, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, P.O.D, Papa Roach
Toured with and supported: Crazy Town, Our Hollow Our Home, Canvas, Seething Akira, Shields, Create To Inspire, Carcer City, Aurora, Lock & Key, Empires Fade, UK:ID and more.