out now: S.C.U.M – Amber Hands [Mute]


Amber Hands



Release Date:
18th July 2011

vinyl & digital

01. Amber Hands
02. Fountains
03. Amber Hands (Silver Apples Remix)
04. Amber Hands (Sonic Boom Remix)

Recent signings to Mute, S.C.U.M are set to release a brand new single on 18 July 2011.

“Amber Hands”, recorded in London with producer Ken Thomas (known for his work with David Bowie, Clock DVA, The Cocteau Twins, Psychic TV, Sigor Ros, Dave Gahan), comes backed with mixes by Sonic Boom and Silver Apples and exclusive track “Fountains”. Available on 12? and digital download, this is the first single to be lifted from the band’s forthcoming debut album which is due for release on the 9th September.

Based in London, S.C.U.M exploded onto the music scene two years ago with the release of their debut single ‘Visions Arise’. The single, together with their exciting and intense live shows, quickly grabbed the imagination of fans and critics alike. Since then the band have toured extensively across the UK and Europe to a growing fan base.

S.C.U.M are Thomas Cohen (vocal), Bradley Baker (machines), Samuel Kilcoyne (moog), Melissa Rigby (drums) and Huw Webb (Bass). If you like Mute artists of the second generation: Samuel Kilcoyne also known as “Sammy 7” is the son of Barry 7, former member of the Mute act ADD N TO (X). He was also a protagonist of the “underage” scene in London that got a big public attention a few years ago.

The band sounds like a contemporary version of Joy Division blended with the echo chambered pop appeal of Hurts. Dark and majestic.

After supporting The Kills in May, S.C.U.M will play some more shows e.g. at the Mute nights in Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris (see tour dates)

“Amber Hands”

“Amber Hands (Silver Apples Remix)”

“Amber Hands (Sonic Boom Remix)”


MuteBank (vinyl)
hmv.com (vinyl)
deejay.de (vinyl)
Amazon GER (vinyl)
Amazon GER (digital)
Amazon UK (vinyl)
Amazon UK (digital)
iTunes UK/US (digital)
iTunes GER (digital)
more soon

Tour dates:
27th June 2011 @Bitterzoet, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Mute Night with Big Deal, Beth Jeans Houghton, Maike Rosa Vogel

28th June 2011 @Berghain Kantine, Berlin (Germany) >>>
Mute Night with Big Deal, Beth Jeans Houghton, Maike Rosa Vogel

29th June 2011 @Fleche D’Or, Paris (France)
Mute Night with Big Deal, Beth Jeans Houghton, Irmin Schmidt & Kumo (DJ), Bertrand Burgalat (DJ)

02nd July 2011 @The Independent, Sunderland (UK)

03rd July 2011 @King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow (UK)

04th July 2011 @The Ruby Lounge, Manchester (UK)

06th July 2011 @The Forum, Sheffield (UK)

08th July 2011 @Met Lounge, Peterborough (UK)

11th July 2011 @Duchess, York (UK)

12th July 2011 @Haymakers, Cambridge (UK)

13th July 2011 @Electrowerkz, London (UK)

24th July 2011 @Alexandra Palace, London (UK)

06th August 2011 @Field Day Festival – Victoria Park, London (UK)

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