The Scratch are a St.Albans based five peice band formed in 2002. Influences are mainly found in the realms of classic English rock from The Buzzcocks, T-Rex, The Kinks, Primal Scream, Blur, Happy Mondays, Be Bop Deluxe, Adam and the Ants, The Fire Engines, Killing Joke and Wire, but also include more modern acts such as Hot Chip, New Young Pony Club, Cage the Elephant and The Mighty Boosh and legendary US acts such as Devo, Pere Ubu, Sparks and The Nuggets compilation albums. The Scratch CV currently boasts two albums (and another on the way), seven singles, an XFM session, numerous radio appearances and live supports to the likes of Noel Gallagher, The Charlatans, Paul Weller, Ian Brown and Echo and the Bunnymen. Kicking off the year with a single 'Against the Grain' that reached number 10 in the unsigned chart and with BBC 6 airplay and a BBC 3 Counities session already in the bag 2009 is already looking exciting. '09 also sees a residency at our local venue The Horn, St.Albans. We will be playing there at bi-monthly intervals from March 27th, dates that have already tempted industry heavy weights John Robb and Goldblade (Mar 27th) and XFM DJ Clint Boon (June 5th) to sign up as headliners.