To promote the release the band have offered an exclusive stream of the EP, with the track ‘Dreams of Gold’ available to download. Smoke is the perfect showcase of Scary People’s ability to produce technically superb alternative rock, energetically laden with time changes and bound by glorious hooks reminiscent of the likes of Death From Above 1979.
You can stream the Smoke EP and download ‘Dreams of Gold’ below or from the the ABoF Soundcloud page.
Scary People were born from the partnership between two tour technicians who had only one week to form a band and rehearse a set before their first gig at a sold out show with fellow Dundee locals, The View. Rising to the task, Dan Forouhar (guitar/vocals) and Scott Anderson (drums) called upon close friends, Steven Anderson (guitar/vocals), Jamie Brown (bass) and Troy Lynch (guitar), to join them to prepare for a show that would immediately gain them an impressive crowd response and, since then, a dedicated following.
The resultant debut EP Scary People have created is one that gives the impression of a band who have been honing and crafting their sound for years. Smoke is an accomplished debut epitomised by tracks like ‘Smokescreen’ and the aforementioned ‘Dreams of Gold’ as they set the tone for the EP – grabbing the listener by the throat and overwhelming them with thumping, driven drum beats, soaring guitar passages and heady distorted vocals.
Smoke will be released alongside two special hometown performances, with the EP’s successor already in the early stages of production.
Having recorded and produced, Smoke, independently, Scary People maintain a strict DIY ethic towards all of their creative outlets; including promoting their own shows, directing their own videos and printing their merchandise by hand. The band have since sold out a hometown headline show, supported The Cribs and filled the headline slot at the Inspire stage at this years Doune The Rabbit Hole festival.
Smoke is out to buy now via RedRoom Recordings.