20 Questions: SCALPING

20 Questions: SCALPING

SCALPING are an experimental techno, noise and post punk act hailing from Bristol. Favourites of Timedance, Whities, Lice and others, their debut EP ‘Chamber‘ is out now and features remixes from Hessle Audio’s BRUCE and Bristol don DJ October. Check out a remix of the skittering techno textures and loops of lead track here:

We sent them our 20 questions – their responses were pretty short and amusing.

Hi, how are you?


What’s the weather like?


How do most of your songs start life?

A synth loop or a beat

What was the first single you bought?

The Logical Song – Scooter

Have you ever been starstruck?

Bumped into Duff McKagan in H&M once

The Royal Family: should they stay or should they go?

I think it finished at a good time but I’ve enjoyed the specials they’ve done since as I’m a big fan of Ricky Tomlinson.

If you weren’t doing this, what would you like to be?

A successful musician

What’s your favourite book?

Mr Nice, there’s a hell of a lot to it

What were you like at school?


What’s the music scene like back home?

Original home in the Midlands? Non-existent. Adopted home in Bristol? Incredible

Best gig you’ve played so far?

Probably ArcTanGent festival. First big stage we played and was a bit of a turning point; it was great to feel a big crowd really click with it.

What’s your favourite single?


What do you listen to in your tour van?

Deftones, Dua Lipa, Daniel Avery, Ariana Grande, Giant Swan

What were your favourite artists growing up?

Biffy Clyro, Deftones, Metallica, Alkaline Trio

Who would you want to play you in the film of your life?

Jake Gyllenhaal

Vinyl, CD, Download or stream?


What’s the best cover version you have ever heard?

Limp Bizkit – Faith

Tell us about your recent release?

It’s our first ever release, 2 of our tunes and then remixes by our friends Bruce & October, released by Council Records.

Any hopes for 2019?

Loads of festivals

What would be your dream collaboration?


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