“Hater’s songs epitomize jangling grace as Caroline Landahl coos with maximum approachability.” NPR
“Their unique take on rock music feels familiar and lived-in, taking bits from indie-pop, post-punk and classic rock.” Stereogum
“Gorgeous, achingly bittersweet vocals, perpetually swaying between comforting and devastating.” Gorilla Vs Bear
Slinking through South London’s lo-fi sanctities, today Krush Puppies release slacker serenade ‘PetalHead’. Their debut release, ‘PetalHead’ is 90s-tinged in its delivery and explosive in its dirty, grunge-ritten buildup.
‘Petalhead’ is for my twin sister”, Jenny explains. “She was feeling a long stretch of joylessness, as we both do sometimes - she lives in Mexico but I could feel her lack of spirit and wanted to send her a positive charm of some kind to connect us because I couldn't be with her.”
The lo-fi playground video for ‘Petalhead’ was filmed and edited by Krush Puppies bassist Alexa and her boyfriend Stephen. Mimicking the song’s foundations, the video also joins two places - a green screen day dream in London combined with surreal footage from a recent trip to America.
Meeting in South London, Jenny (lead vocals/guitar), Alexa (bass) and Jess (guitar) started the band on a fuck-it whim. Shortly after, Rebecca was recruited to provide righteous harmonies whilst Sam took his place on the drum kit. Practising in the studio Mellah built in Peckham and sharing a space with Alaskalaska, the band are already gaining a live reputation supporting the likes of Snail Mail.
In addition to this, Krush Puppies are releasing a 7” vinyl later this month with ‘PetalHead’ and b-side ‘Passata’.
Scrounge is Lucy and Luke. They are guitar, drums and a mic. The two members met at Goldsmiths, and immediately threw themselves into South London's fertile DIY arts scene with a number of projects. Eventually, these coalesced into Fame Throwa Records, an underground music and promotions collective operating predominantly around the Five Bells venue, and, most recently, the intense, genre-blending post-punk of Scrounge.
"A powerful, snarling statement of post-punk energy... a meteoric rising force who are able to intrigue, shock and utterly enthral." The Line of Best Fit
“They’re capable of juddering the socks off your feet, and rocking you quietly into a cry-sleep alike.” DIY Magazine
“Pretty much perfect.” Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
“Lucy’s voice is something to admire; both rich and vociferous when required, the duo can sound like the sum of their numbers or rival a full quintet with their projected sound. Straddling between more psychedelic offerings with thoughtful lyricism to full-on outburst with supporting aggressive riffs. Whatever’s cooking in the Scrounge camp, the result is unmissable.” Fortitude Magazine
“Such raw talent.” Elise Cobain, BBC Radio 1/Amazing Radio