Started as a fun experiment in the kitchen of a house in Perrystown, Dublin, The Scratch have already built up a serious buzz in their hometown. A 2017 busking trip to Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon saw the band score their first viral video, racking up an astonishing one million views in just a week and shared around the world.
Their debut album released in 2020 reached #9 in the Irish Album Charts, #2 in the Independent Charts and clocked the most amount of vinyl sales for any artist in a week of the year!
Every Dublin headliner they have played has been sold out. This started with The Underground and continued in The Grand Social. Next came a raucous show in Whelans, then the Button Factory sold out 3 months in advance. 2020 will see their biggest headliner to date in The Academy which sold out in just 4 days.
Their output of videos has been extremely important to the identity of the band. From the high energy video for “God Slap” to the beautiful scenery of “The Road To Ballyshannon” & everything in between, all videos have been shot and edited by the band themselves.
To really understand The Scratch, you have to see them live. This is where they thrive and challenge anybody to come to a show and not leave with a smile on their face!