Scant Regard: Skipping Over Damaged Area

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Submitted by Eileen Shapiro
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An orgasmic display of futuristic industrial insanity audaciously encompasses Scant Regard's new release about to be unleashed on April 30th, to a world filled with vacant pride, screaming for musical salvation, only to encounter a brush with planetary doom. "Skipping Over Damaged Area", might just be that redemption, or that aspect of destruction. A powerful exhibit of sonic genius, mastermind of Scant Regard, Will Crewdson soulfully crafted this album with elements of emotional guitar riffs, frenzied funk, and electronic bliss.

Scant Regard is an extension of Will Crewdson, however, there is so much more to the unique lead guitarist. A part of cooler British bands than anyone on the planet, Will is the guitarist for the iconic Adam Ant, the globally popular ska band, The Selecter, pop/punk band, Rachel Stamp, Goth magistrates Sigue Sigue Sputnik, and two of his own projects, She Made Me Do It, and Scant Regard. He has also played with Bow Wow Wow, Cheap Trick, Iggy Pop, No Doubt, Bryan Ferry, Celine Dion, Tom Jones, and a host of others.

"Skipping Over Damaged Area" is Scant Regard's 5th album, themed with an apocalyptic sense of environmental destruction felt within the electronic tempo, twanging guitar work, salacious industrial lust, and hopelessly frantic funk. The journey visits 12 tracts celebrating an energetic and compelling reality, offering a moment of hope, then suddenly reneging on the promise. Each track is different, each track is exciting. With song titles such as, "Fuck Everything", "Car Crash on Pluto", ( my personal favourite), "Crime and Retribution" and "Sublineage Blues", you're in for a ride with destiny. To me, it felt amazing that the instrumentations fit the titles of the tracks to convey the exact emotion the track intended.

Scant Regard will be gigging to support the album on April 27th at The Hope and Anchor in Islington, May 6th at The Red Lion in St. Albans, and various other venues, ( check the website for all concerts ). Watch Scant Regard on The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell" on Wednesday, April 25th, on W4CY radio/Tv at 8:00 pm in the U.K., 3:00 pm EST, and 12:00 pm PST.

In the words of John Robb (Louder Than War), "Skipping Over Damaged Area" is "A 21st Century Link Wray".

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