New Music Monday: Dama Scout'All In Too'

They’ve been a band for less than one calendar year, and have only played one live show together, but Glasgow trio Dama Scout already sound like lifelong friends. The music they make is loose and messy, saturated with a sense of fun and confidence that takes some bands years to create. They come by some of that the old-fashioned way: bassist Lucci and drummer Danny grew up together in Glasgow (singer/guitarist Eva only recently met the pair in London). What comes out on tape is anything but old-fashioned, though; Dama Scout is an engine run on unbridled, weirdo enthusiasm, and it’s entirely infectious. 

“All In Too” is Dama Scout’s second single, and we have the premiere for the song’s appropriately colorful, irreverent video. Eva describes the song as “energetic, chaotic, funny and a bit dark.” The band were listening to The Beatles, Stereolab, and Deerhoof while writing, though claim that at least some of the doom metal Danny and Lucci like made it into this track. There is definitely a sense of destruction to the video, and a trend toward chaos… though more in the “destroying elaborate gelatinous food displays” sense than the “ripping off a bat’s head onstage” sense.

Dama Scout hasn’t announced plans to release an album yet, but keep an eye on this band. Their brand of bright, scuzzy garage rock might be just the thing to get us through a long, dark winter. 

by Katie Presley
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Katie Presley is a writer and editor currently based on the East Coast (help, how did this happen??). She's been with Bitch in one form or another since 2010, when she started as a New Media Intern, and most recently served as Bitch's first and only Music Editor, from 2016-2017. Past resume lines include Assistant Producer for All Songs Considered at NPR Music, panelist on Pop Culture Happy Hour, and bylines at NPR and Ms. Katie is also a doula and herbalist, and writes a blog on herbal medicine, "The Herbal Apprentice." She also co-founded the first full-spectrum doula organization in Texas, The Bridge Collective. She is also a late-comer to being a Dog Person, but currently lives with four cats. 

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