Scarlet's Wake
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Scarlet's Wake

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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"Fest-Fatale is an annual event put together by Scarlet's Wake all in aid of domestic violence against women. *(Womens Aid -Charity). The event which showcases some of the best unsigned female-fronted metal and punk bands around is now in its third year and its first year on Halloween and at The Central in Nottingham...

...Scarlet's Wake are another band that get better and better every time that I see them. The band did an amazing job in getting this gig together and their performance was top drawer. Powerful heavy metal music played with complete control and passion and vocalist Emma Gunn has one of the silkiest voices out there." - Mark Sesin, Bitchslap Magazine

"Travelling all the way from Nottingham to play the Festival were four-piece alternative rock act Scarlet's Wake. Their sound mixes elements of Hard-Rock, Alt-Rock and Metal for something that's instantly familiar yet with a tidy contemporary spin. Excellent complex percussion from Adam powered them through their set at a furious pace, giving their sound a sharp distinctive edge, and strong guitar work and a powerful, finely pitched vocal performance from Emma completed the package nicely. It was a tight measured performance on the night, and it saw them go down well with the Rainbow crowd."
- Stephen Hudyba, BBC WM

"Scarlet's Wake are amazing. You might at first be put off by their heavy vibes but the female melodic vocals balances it all out very nicely. A must see!" - Trent FM

"Next on the line up, Scarlet's Wake came back to show Nottingham that Females can kick some Metal Infused Posterior too. Bringing out favourite tracks such as 'Chalk Outline', 'Voodoo Dawn', 'Little Box Of...' and 'Smile, I’ve Got Knives, -which has recently gained the attention of Trent FM along with numerous Radio Stations - Emma, Stoney, Amy and Adam displayed a set that emanated and conveyed Dirty Filthy Rock Metal alongside a good dose of crunchy riffs, hauntingly angsty vocals, thumping bass lines and intense beats that left a good few members of the audience not only surprised but enlightened.
Vocalist Emma Gunn entered into the performance and despite her unassuming stature along with the rest of the guys 'n' gal she proved that this is a Band that deserve to be watched and taken notice of. Song XV was introduced as an ode to 15 minutes of fame and dedicated to Simon Cowell. Exuding the seductive tones in Emma's voice the Guitar, Bass and Drums all add to putting angst into and towards the music and unleashing a sound that gave the audience and insight into the deeper psyche of the human mind.
Scarlet's Wake are a band that enter into a room unnoticed and throw that element of surprise that leaves a lot of the crowd searching for more and their Upload Performance bought that and much more. The guys were happy to take part in such an amazing day with some fantastic bands and my praises of them could be sung forever but to sum it up in just one word.....breathtaking." - Nottingham Live Magazine

"Bringing all the noise and attitude possible from their Molotov of clattering drumming and chainsaw guitars, Nottingham's Scarlet's Wake are the real deal. Vocalist Emma Gunn possesses a phenomenal set of lungs, and attacks every stage she graces with venom and presence. This Siouxsie Sioux inspired Goth-punk outfit run on weapon-grade adrenaline, but combine their fury with a great solid ear for melody, ensuring their performance will stick in the memory for some time to come."
- Al Draper

"Nottingham’s Scarlet’s Wake are first to take the stage on the final day, with their self-styled ‘dirty filthy rock metal’, which isn’t too far from the truth really. Musically tight, with excellent strong rock vocals from Emma Gunn, they play a solid heavy groove and riff-laden set, and are a perfect opening band. With Gunn encouraging the crowd to sing along and keeping momentum going, drummer Adam Jones pounding the kit so hard that it looked like it was going to wobble apart at one point and a noticeable gorgeous guitar tone and well-penned guitar licks, the only real minus point was that you couldn’t hear any bass, but hey, that’s not the bands fault. Well worth checking out, especially if soulful strong female rock vocals are your - Metal-Discovery


Blood, Sweat & Fear EP (2008)

Dirty, Filthy, Rock, Metal (2009)

Single XV taken from Dirty, Filthy, Rock, Metal (2009) up as a free download.

New as yet untitled album (2012)



Conceived in early 2007 Scarlet’s Wake have grown and progressed constantly throughout the years developing a sound and style that seems impossible for some to characterize into any genre. Originally the brainchild of siblings Adam Jones and Emma Gunn they then found guitarist Adam Stone or ‘Stoney’ as he’s affectionately known and bassist Amy ‘Babycakes’ Nairn. The band have crafted their style based on a template originally thought up by Gunn and Jones, mixing many of their influences together such as ‘Guano Apes’, ‘Sevendust’, ‘Skunk Anansie’, ‘Mastodon’, ‘Killswitch Engage’, ‘Lamb of God’ and ‘Clutch’, to create a unique and sometimes surprising sound.

Since the release of their ferocious 2009 debut ‘Dirty, Filthy, Rock, Metal’ the band have drawn great interest and won over doubtful minds. Hailed as one of Nottinghams' most exciting bands, Scarlet’s wake are at their best in the flesh and absolutely shine live, delivering a performance both explosive and entertaining.

Classing themselves as the ultimate underdog band, Scarlet’s Wake are met frequently by naysayers, skeptics and elitists where ever they play. Determined to prove their worth and never back down, this is a band in terms of their music, who will pin those people down and repeatedly beat them until they break and enjoy it.

Passionate, raw and intense, Scarlet’s Wake raises its middle finger to the generic and opts instead for something more unique and defining.