Scars On 45
Review and photographs by Andrew Gregory
Prior to playing their opening slot for Ingrid Michaelson at The Egg, up-and-coming British pop-rock band Scars On 45 made a stop at The linda in Albany, treating a select crowd of WEXT-FM listeners to an intimate, five-song mini-concert, on-stage interview session and a meet ‘n’ greet opportunity with the band last Monday afternoon.
You may not recognize Scars On 45 by name, but you might by their music. They are one of many bands that have gotten their big break by having songs placed during key emotional scenes in popular TV shows. Their break came just as they were about to call it quits, when they were informed that “Beauty’s Running Wild” was to be featured in an episode of “CSI: New York.” The money earned from that placement led to continued recordings and song placements, being signed to Chop Shop/Atlantic Records and the release of their self-titled debut album last month – a super confection of 10 well-crafted, romantic pop songs with lyrical content, harmonies and melodies that stick in your head for hours after your first listen.