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We’re The Scribes, a new wave alternative hippedy hop group based in the South West. We’ve been releasing material for about 7 years now on both US label Kamikazi Airlines and UK based Reel Me Records and have been lucky enough to get to entertain crowds across Europe as well as up and down the UK. We love doing what we do and hope that you love it too!
“This session was a bit of a new experience for us as our forays into acoustic sets have been few and far between but getting the group together and restructuring the track has been a lot of fun and we’re really happy with the results! The majority of us come from Bristol originally so it’s been nice to come back home and film with such an awesome backdrop. Was a pleasure working with Harboured Sounds on this, it’s been a blast!” The Scribes
The Scribes are a new wave hip hop four-piece consisting of co-lyricists Ill Literate and Loki Steele, beatbox maestro Lacey and Dj Kenny Hectyc, who’s unique talents have combined to make a much heralded sound quite unlike any other.
The Scribes debut, The Evolution EP, was released in 2005 on CD, Vinyl and iTunes through independent label Unsung Records, and the resulting tour saw them play Blade’s album launch at Cargo in London, and headline events from The Metaponto Beach Festival in Italy to student unions and nightclubs across the UK.
The Scribes first full-length album, “The Sky is Falling”, was unleashed in 2009 to high praise from a variety of media, both local and national, including The Metro, BBC Radio, Music Week Magazine, 24-7 Magazine, Venue Magazine and Hip Hop Connection.
The album pushed the limits of hip hop to almost breaking point, both musically and lyrically, showcasing the group’s trademark sound featuring traditional hip hop samplying as well as live instrumentation, a far cry from the stereotypical loop based “bling and gunz” fraternity.
The 14-track LP is available on I-Tunes, Play, Amazon and all major online outlets as well as retailers across the UK.
The group have performed extensively across the UK and beyond with artists such as GZA from Wu Tang Clan, Example, Plan B, Prof Green, Chipmunk, Tinie Tempah, Ugly Duckling, MF Doom, Pendulum, Magnetic Man, Westwood, Stereo MCs, Chase and Status, RA the Rugged Man, Macklemore, Dels, Estelle, Wiley, Roll Deep, Goldfinger, Foreign Beggars, Phi-Life Cypher, Skinnyman, Mr Thing, Ray Keith, Ed Case and MC Lars, and have provided original music for BBC and Channel 4 television programming.
The Scribes performances have been well received from Camden’s prestigious Jazz Cafe to the group’s stand-out performances at Glastonbury Festival and Beach Break, earning the group a mention in NME’s “Glastonbury Guide” and Venue Magazine’s “30 best live shows at Glastonbury”.
The Scribes are one of the most talented up and coming artists on the scene and are hotly tipped to “step up to the big league at any time”, their genuinely unique sound is something you really have to hear for yourself, with appeal ranging far beyond the traditional hip hop fare, and is backed up by live performances proven to move any crowd.