scratchy records presents..



‘scratchstock VIII’

12 bar club, Denmark Street, London WC2H 8NL


mon 15th feb



MATTHEW NEEL and friends celebrate the launch of his nick drake / REM / waterboys infused debut album ‘new maps of hell’ on scratchy records.  


“Matthew Neel is the missing link between Nick Drake, Beck & Richard Hawley.... intelligent, dark melodic folk” troubadour cafe, london


“New Maps Of Hell is a sombre piece of art which is strangely alluring and mesmerising”


with support from


PRIVATE TROUSERS wet dog offshoot band powered by rich and his amazing home made instruments. expect multiheaded ukeleles and even one with a miniature practise amp inside. the boy’s got flare(s). sorry..


I N T E R L U D E – mud slides and chanting with GERRY MITCHELL - resonance fm’s own poet in residence ruminates on the ‘idiot box’ in the corner and other modern distractions while accomplice bryan ‘the matador’ summons tingling drones from his guitar.






BROMIDE – label boss simon berridge will attempt to get to the end of a song without stopping and plug latest album ‘the trouble with... bromide’ out now on scratchy.


+ dj matt chilton (spork, vultures)

+ compere martin soan (pull the other one)



admission £6 or email / text 07724 543 714 for £4 list


doors 7:45pm – late bar - venue tel: 020 7240 2120