Since 2001 Scraps Of Tape has been one of Swedens best kept secrets,
a group of musicians and friends hellbent on doing things their own way no matter what.
Already from the earliest recordings a very personal and emotionally engaging sound
emerged with equal parts melody and beauty, noise and feedback.
From the early often over 20 minute-long tracks of their first self-released records to the more concentrated pieces of 2009’s “Grand Letdown”, Scraps Of Tape has honed their craft and developed
with their music and art rather than with the times.
With their tenth european tour coming up in early November of 2011
and a third tour of Japan and their first of Northern America during 2012,
the band readies to bring their new album “Resident Flux” on the road.
With it’s release-date set in October 2011, “Resident Flux” is a beast of a record.
Recorded in 4 days at Welfare Sound in Gothenburg with Per Stålberg (Division Of Laura Lee, Repoman) and Olle Björk (Repoman, The Change) it is a record that shows a band doing what it is they do best. Playing live together in a room, amps on 11, sweat, confusion, blood…the smell of burning circuitry in the air.
Without losing the heart and beauty of previous albums, “Resident Flux” draws upon
the energy and abandon that Scraps Of Tape are well known for as a live act.
In 2011 the group also launched The Noble Beast Of Malmö.
A platform/idea/project that will be used to create together without the restraints of being solely “a rockband”.
The first projects of the noble beast is the artwork(s) and 7″ singles off of “Resident Flux”.
12 different artists where invited to interpret at single song each from the new album and related singles, and the results has been incorporated into a 28-page booklet which accompanies the limited book/cd-version of “Resident Flux”.
Keep a lookout for more music, news and upcoming tour dates during 2012.