God Slap

God Slap

Monday, 18 November 2019, 9.00am

‘God Slap’ out now!

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Aidan Cunningham at Bluebird Studios.




Shannon McNamee

Why I gave the above rating: 

'God Slap' is the latest release from Dublin five-piece The Scratch, whose music is a fresh take on trad-rock, made for modern day Ireland.This single follows the release of The Whole Buzz, their EP launched in March of this year, and branches on their upbeat and fast-paced approach to playing songs that are full of traditional sounding melodies, paired with heavy bass, distortion and loud singing. 'God Slap' starts abruptly with an up-tempo melody on guitar and strings and prevalent percussion with snare and cajón. There are influences of Planxty here, in the music, but also in the style of singing, which at the beginning is almost have spoken, half sung, reminiscent of Christy Moore, but in a more aggressive, brash manner. The melody continues throughout on guitar and when the chorus comes in, the song becomes more rock focused, with heavier instrumentation, distortion and louder vocals. The Scratch have their own, new take on fusing traditional music with rock, and 'God Slap' is a catchy example of this.

Dec 13, 2019

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