Shrag

Shrag

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An exhilarating blend of dirty, distorted post-punk guitars, shouty riot grrl-style vox and fantastic pop songs, alongside nods to everyone from Le Tigre to Penetration, Shrag have supported The Cribs, recorded BBC sessions & had Album of the Month in Artrocker. New album out on WIAIYWA/Fortuna POP!

Biography

An exhilarating blend of dirty, distorted post-punk guitars, shouty riot grrl-style vox and fantastic pop songs, alongside nods to everyone from Le Tigre to Penetration. Their debut album garnered comparisons to Love is All, Gang of Four and B-52s, and led to a UK tour supporting The Cribs, appearances at both London Popfest and Indietracks festivals, and a session for Marc Riley on BBC 6music. Their second album Life! Death! Prizes! was released on WIAWYIA Records in October 2010 and was named Album of the Month in Artrocker Magazine. The band are currently working on their third album.

"A spectacularly bitter indie girls-set-on-stun dual vocal attack, in what is one of the better bands to juxtapose schmindie twee and angered literary abstraction since 1990s unsung legends Prolapse." (The Guardian)

Discography

Pregnancy Scene/Mark E Smith - wiaiwya30 - 7” single
Released 26th June 2006

Intelligent Theft/Cupboard Love - wiaiwya31 - 7” single
Released 4th December 2006

Talk to the Left/Hopelessly Wasted - wiaiwya32 - 7” single
Released 26th June 2007

Different Glue/Lost Dog - wiaiwya33 - 7” single
Released 26th May 2008

Long Term Monster/Forty Five 45s - wiaiwya34 - 7” single
Released 3rd November 2008

Rabbit Kids/Erratic Fictions - wiaiwya40 - 7” single and download
Released 14th December 2009

Ghosts Before Breakfast/Gutless Wonder/Heart Open, Mouth Shut - wiaiwya - download EP
February 2011

ALBUMS

Shrag - wiacd016 - CD album
Released 13th January 2009

Life! Death! Prizes! - wiacd022 - CD album
Release scheduled for 4th October 2010

Life! Death! Prizes! - wialp022 - Vinyl album
11th October 2010

COMPILATIONS

Under The Beach - A Heart Attack. Released 2004
includes ‘Punk Grammar’

Do Me More Electro. Released August 2006
includes ‘Punk Grammar’

Independents Day ID08. Released July 2008
includes ‘Long Term Monster’

Rough Trade Shope Indiepop 09. Released July 2009
includes ‘Hopelessly Wasted’

Set List

Faux Coda
Chasing Consummations
Devastating Bones
Ghosts Before Breakfast
Tears of a Landlord
You're The Shout
When We Go Courting
Rabbit Kids
Flinching at Forever
On The Spines Of Old Cathedrals
Their Stats
Habit Creep
Canines
Broken Glass and Fingernails