FAMILY SCRAPS – ” Too Pure “

Posted: November 25, 2016 in MUSIC
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Early this year Matthew Johnson otherwise known as MJ from the band Hookworms began sharing solo material, stating that there “will be a whole record as soon as I can get some studio time to finish it.” It seems that time has finally arrived. Writing under the name Family Scraps, the musician has shared his debut single proper in the form of “Mistakes”.

Echoing melodies and shimmers of distortion are as engaging as they are electric. Punchy rhythms power the song from its core, vocals uttering words of self-deprication with an astounding grace. There’s a certain beauty in the breakdown, a blazing guitar solo guiding the way to the chorus’ gentle harmonies. Giving doom and gloom a polished sheer, Another track following the recent release on Too Pure Singles Club ‘It Follows’, is the latest effort from the musical maestro MJ. The frontman from Hookworms and the man now behind the Family Scraps moniker.

The track was recorded during the Christmas floods which destroyed his studio by the river in Leeds. It has the tone of hope whilst still taking in the damage. It reeks of the artists mercurial stamp and bodes well for the promised upcoming LP. Both tracks will be out on Too Pure Singles Club in early 2017.


Both songs written by Matthew Johnson
A full length album will follow in 2017. No live dates are currently planned.

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