Below are some reviews of
the first full-length album
which is entitled; "from Scratch.......to you"
"A debut from a quartet
that plays highenergy rockmusic in the same spirit
as for example The Wildhearts and Hoodoo Gurus."
"The lyrics are in english and rates absolutely over the average."
"Wilder than Elvis
Costello, Squeeze and The Rembrandts, tamer than Van Halen.
Scratch from Sweden is a rockband that lives highly on the inspired
Janne Borgh and Peder Brink. Both line up good songs, written together or
They have all the right guests, like Marty Willson-Piper from the
Church who plays guitar on
We got fooled again and Louise Odöö, who sings extremely
beautiful in the background."
"..succesful merge of
Janne Borgh´s poppy background and the hard rock of Peder Brink.
Sparkling electric rock´n roll and unrestrained guitars, which is at its
when the songwriting works as in Killing with words."
Scratch advantage are the ringing melodies, which are more qualified
than the straight guitar-mangling of many other indiegroups.
Here you have a touch of westcoastpop and The Byrds.."
Upsala Nya Tidning
"..not a bad mix of
pop, seventies-rock, and a little postgrunge on top. The Scratch are well
in the same league as what is produced on the bigger recordcompany-dragons.."
"It sounds a bit like
early The Clash of the opening Rebel without a clue and in the next
We got fooled again with the guitarplayer of The Church, Marty
Willson-Piper as guest,
you can sense a certain affinity to the grunge."
"..the Scratch works best in tracks like Train of thought, Puzzle
in my mind and The real life,
which gives us powerpop with strong choruses."
"As a sixtrack-ep, it would have been sensational."
"..several songs (Train
of thought, Puzzle in my mind, The real life)
are with swedish measures good as hell."