“The Scratch Buffalo attitude to making the grinding, fuzzy, scuzzy, retro ’70s street rock they do is so gloriously refreshing.”– The Calgary Herald

“[Scratch Buffalo] will have your head nodding along with their bashing guitar, smashing cymbals, dashing solos, and Naish’s impassioned vocal stylings.” – Beatroute

“[Scratch Buffalo] will have you singing along in no time, not to mention dancing around your room.”– Canadian Beats

scratch buffalo is chris, scott, and mark.

we play the type of music we love to see live. music you can dance to, that might be on a tarantino soundtrack. garage rock. surf rock. 70’s punk.

my lyrics are all based on things that’ve happened to me or i want to happen to me. things i’ve felt or i wanna feel. no photoshop.

we record fast, write a lot of songs, and do as much as we can by ourselves or with our friends. we duplicate our own tapes, create our own artwork. it’s not about snooty ethics or “real music.” all music is real music.

it’s about having as much fun as you can before you die. skipping the BS, doing what you wanna do, saying what you wanna say, and being as noisy and yourself as you can while you can.


+ Currently working on debut LP produced by the Thermals’ Hutch Harris
+ Released two EP’s, one in 2016 and 2017
+ Press features in the Calgary Herald, Beatroute, YYScene, and CTV

Photos courtesy Johanna Hung Photography