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Bristol's Scalping return with much-anticipated new material in the shape of the propulsive, muscular "Deadlock" and the news that they have signed to fabric's Houndstooth imprint.

The band themselves have the following to say about their return and specifically the release of live favourite "Deadlock":

"Deadlock has been in our live set for over a year now and it's always a highlight; it's fierce, relentless and gets a great reaction whenever we play it."

The first versions of this song were based around a one bar synth loop that ran for the duration, it gave us a lot of space to improvise and play with the dynamics and structure live, to push and pull off both each other and the crowd. The energy coming back off the audience always has a huge impact on how we perform but it was particularly noticeable with this song, it would feel very different every night as we'd each be trying out different things.

With us not being able to play it live for the foreseeable it felt like the perfect time to record a definitive version of the song. After coming off tour we finalised and recorded this version of Deadlock at the start of the year, before lockdown, split between our homes in Bristol and Rockfield Studios in Wales."

As the opener to what will be a flurry of activity, any deadlock up to now ends right here.


released November 17, 2020
Written and performed by Scalping

Produced by Scalping
Recorded by Joe Jones at Rockfield Studios and Scalping in Bristol
Mixed by Sean Oakley
Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis Mastering, London.

Released on Houndstooth 17/11/20


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