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The Scissors (UK)

The Scissors (UK)

Alternative / Freakbeat / Post punk Cambridge, UK  UK
Sjhake (radio edit - from the album 'Haunted Mirror')
Phone calls from the dead (radio edit - from the album 'Haunted Mirror')
All these things (radio edit - from the album 'Haunted Mirror')
Don't hate me just because I'm yours (radio edit - from the album 'Haunted Mirror')
No go the lowdown (radio edit)


  • Sat

    Mar 12

    Cambridge, UK | 8:00pm

    German Shepherd Records present The Scissors, launching their new album, 'The Scissors Is The Haunted Mirror'. Veterans of the Cambridge scene, The Scissors deliver swirling Hammond organ fuelled garage-psych-punk-pop with horrorshow freakbeat guitars and new-wave sensibilities! Support from mighty punkpopsters Rubber Dux and electrifying folk-punk singer-songwriter Helen Robertson! http://germanshepherdrecords.com/2016/01/21/introducing-the-scissors/

  • 2015

    Nov 6

    Cambridge, UK | 8:00pm

    In association with Green Mind Gigs, Bouquet of Dead Crows launch their début album 'Of The Night' on November the 6th at The Portland Arms. Support comes from local legends The Scissors & Gavin Chappell-Bates...plus London Band Cherry White The Scissors Swirling keyboard-fuelled psychpop with horrorshow freakbeat guitars and new wave post-punk basslines https://www.facebook.com/thescissorsuk Gavin Chappell-Bates Singer / songwriter / live looper writing and performing emotive and uplifting songs https://www.facebook.com/GavinChappellBates Cherry White Contemporary classic rock steeped in a barrel of blues - https://www.facebook.com/cherrywhitemusic/

  • 2014

    Oct 17

    Cambridge, UK | 8:00pm

    PsychPop, AltRock and PunkPopRock!

  • 2014

    Aug 30

    Cambridge, UK | 6:30pm
  • 2014

    Apr 20

    Cambridge, UK | 6:30pm

    Raglans + The Scissors + Shooting Suns Cambridge Portland Arms Sun, 20 Apr 2014 Doors 6.30pm Tickets http://www.greenmind.co.uk/ http://raglans.bandcamp.com/ http://thescissors.blogspot.co.uk/ http://www.shootingsuns.com/ Raglans blaze a trail of muscular new wave guitars, gritty pop melodies and uplifting indie folk arrangements that hops, skips and jumps with a skill and confidence far beyond their short lifespan.


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  • Ecologyngle (Artist)
    "Come With Me" searing energetic is electric! So. Fla lots luv * Patricia
  • Rock of Ages (Artist)
    Rock of Ages
    Heard you here on Tastemaker and instantly became a fan. We hit up your other social media sites as well. Thanks for the great music!
  • Madi White (Artist)
    Madi White
    Listening to Come With Me! Cool tune
  • Anchorage Alaska (Artist)
    Anchorage Alaska
    Enjoyed listening to your superb music!
  • Zakband (Artist)
    Digging your sounds Guy"s , Big Hi from Higgsband
  • Shaman Rain (Artist)
    Shaman Rain
    Nice list of influences, esp. Wire! I don't think I have seen a band on RN cite them. I love Pink Flag...keep it up!


  • At Camden Enterprise
  • Promo pic, Spring 2010


Sounds Like: The Teardrop Explodes, The Doors, The Chameleons, Wire, The Damned - 70's Punk

Bio: The Scissors bring you carnival freakshow organ, primitive synths, and rock’n’roll guitar powered psychpunkpop!

Their influences are many and varied, but their sound has been likened to: The Teardrop Explodes, The Doors, The Chameleons, Wire, The Damned, Magazine, XTC.

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