Scarlet Harlots @Barrow, Leeds, Liverpool

Unsigned Act underdogs, Scarlet Harlots are hitting the tour trail. With MySpace plays already exceeding 10,000 a day, the band who’ve previously supported Young Knives, The Twang and Jamie T, are ready to spread their genre bending style, aptly dubbed Punk-Step around the country one gig at a time.

16th April – The Canteen, Barrow
17th April – Elbow Rooms, Leeds
18th April – Bumper, Liverpool

The band, whose sonic aim is to combine elements of Drum ’n’ Bass, Garage and Dub Step within their sound while still retaining the principles of legendary guitar bands like The Smiths and Gang of Four, have recently finished recording with Sheffield crossover producer Toddla T for forthcoming releases and have also been blessed by the remix skills of bass heavy DJ Raffertie.

The Birmingham lads are currently being championed by Radio 1 DJ, Mary-Ann Hobbs, Culture Show presenter and 6 Music DJ, Lauren Laverne and even have won an unlikely fan in the form of famine nemesis and professional Monday hater, Sir Bob Geldof.

By straddling sound and rhythm as if the very concept of genre does not exist, Scarlet Harlots are capturing the cultural zeitgeist of 2009 and setting roofs on fire across the UK in the process.

“Their boisterous charm, inventive yet impulsive timing and acidic delivery of front man Sam Bayliss all ensure a meteoric rise to the very top.” – The Fly

“I thought you were gonna be good before you even picked up an instrument.” – Murf, The Wombats

“Grimey saucepots, Scarlet Harlots are the genre blurring bastardisation of a band that could only be spawned from the culturally rich underground music scene of Birmingham.” – Drowned In Sound

“They possess a Morrissey-Marr song writing dynamic that has spawned impending classics in the shape of ‘Cat’s Eyes,’ ‘Write It Down’ and ‘Explain’ plus looks that will get all five of them on Kate Moss’ to do list.” – The Fly

“The best fucking band on this planet!” – Media Assassin

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