Having continued to impress us over the last few years with both their breathtaking live energy and the unique, genre-bending sound of their recordings, South London duo Lucy and Luke – aka Scrounge – have now announced the release of their upcoming debut album, and we couldn’t be more excited. Having received acclaim from the likes of Radio X’s John Kennedy and BBC 6Music’s Steve LaMacq, they have recently shared the first taster from the album.
Flowing with a twang of rippling hooks alongside Lucy’s gritty, raw vocals, ‘This Summer’s Been Lethal‘ builds with a bewitching tension and potent beats, creating a stark, fizzing soundscape. Oozing the duo’s trademark deep stirring allure and dark, compelling energy, an added uptempo edge propels the track, inciting a small glimmer of hope in these uncertain times. A swirling, immersive wall of sound, here Scrounge have showcased how they are consistently honing their sound; adding innovative layers to create resonant, cathartic anthems for the present day.
Of the track, the band explain:
“‘This Summer’s Been Lethal’ is a retrospective track rooted in uncertainty, desperation and disappointment despite all the excitement of summer… Recorded on the hottest day of the year, we wanted to make something dismal yet danceable. With its pulsing drum patterns and ringing guitars, this track reminds the listener to persevere through the pessimism.”
Scrounge are heading to SXSW this month, and we could not be happier for them!