For many bands, performance seems to be an afterthought. For Scholars, it’s everything. A ball of frenetic, unpredictable energy, they hit the sweet spot between tension and entertainment.
Venerating the post-punk artistry of Adam and the Ants, The Cardiacs’ schizoid energy, Fugazi's grit and work ethic and Dexys Midnight Runners’ classic songwriting, Scholars do not want to form a partnership with a brand, appear on a reality TV show or do a fashion shoot. Their aim is to write really good songs and play them brilliantly live.
No strangers to the world of touring, the band have played with Taking Back Sunday, Enter Shikari, And So I Watch You From Afar, Twin Atlantic and Hundred Reasons among many others.
Praise for debut album ‘Always Lead, Never Follow’:
“sounds how an exciting UK rock band should right now” – Rock Sound
“worth the wait” – Kerrang! (4/5)
“their full length debut has solidified that burgeoning brilliance” – Music Week
“the quintet's songwriting talents are in plain sight” – The Skinny (4/5)