Merseyside is revered for its music and in recent years we’ve seen a real surge in quality bands coming through. La Vida Liverpool Bands is a series that brings you the best local bands — from ones you may know to up and coming ones to watch out for. If you’re looking to discover a new band and find out more about them such as their biography, music videos and gig details, then check out La Vida Liverpool Bands as we introduce you to the best bands Merseyside has to offer. In this piece, we focus on Scaredycats.
Since forming in 2015, Wirral based Scaredycats have received high praise both locally and further afield. They have featured a few times on Tom Robinson’s show on BBC Radio 6, leading him to describe them as “a formidable live act” and their debut album, Dumb Animals, has been held in high regard by many — winning the Liverpool Sound & Vision ‘Album of the Year’ award in 2017. They’re known for their quirky, melancholic classic rock style,taking inspiration from the likes of The Kinks and Talking Heads, and great songwriting with dissatisfaction towards politics and modern society.
We catch up with Scaredycats following the release of their latest three track EP entitled ‘Happy Shoppers’ after one of the tracks on it that was recently quoted by Tom Robinson to the words of: “Garage rock is alive and well….Scaredycats with their hilarious dissection of consumerism — ‘Happy Shoppers’.” The EP is their first release since evolving from a four piece outfit into a three piece band.
Jim Pearson on guitar and vocals told LVL: “Since the beginning of 2018, Scaredycats have been operating as a three piece band — Jim Pearson (guitar, vocals), Steve Wale (bass, vocals) and Neil Dutton (drums). It took us a while to get our heads around the new line up, but we feel our overall sound and approach has developed and focused over the past six months.
We wanted to get new music out there, without too much fanfare or anticipation, simply as a mark in the sand. All three songs were recorded simply at our home base of Thornton Hough Village Club. As best we can, we have recorded these songs as they sound when we play live. We’re tighter and more bombastic than ever. The lyrical tonality is true to form, wry with digs at consumerism (Happy Shoppers), the human condition (Savage) and rich, self serving bastards (Dave).”
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