BIO

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

Scratch Buffalo is a rock and roll duo from Calgary, Alberta who’ve developed a reputation for their incredibly fun live shows and relentless drive.

“[Shoot Me With Your Kamera is an] unimpeachably cool garage-glam firecracker… You don’t need me to tell you it’s a stone-cold killer: Just click on that sucker and hear for yourself.” – Darryl Sterdan, The Tinnitist

Chris (guitar/vocals) and Mark (drums) have spent their lives dedicated to music, working two-dozen odd jobs between them to fund the obsession. Flipping burgers, selling hot tubs, and cleaning up roadkill – all worth it to get to make music!

Chris does all of the artwork for the band, including fully animated music videos, and Mark handles all their recording. This, along with their weekly YouTube videos, and engaged social media prove that even off the road, Scratch Buffalo is a way of life.

“With Strawberry Soda, Calgary rock duo Scratch Buffalo delivers frenetic, fuzz-soaked guitar rock that reeks of cigarettes and spilled beer.” The Permanent Rain Press

"A red-hot-blooded mix of filthy Stooges commotion, MC5's electrical vehemence and the Black Crows bluesy turbulence. Yes! Loud, frenzies and boisterous! Mettlesome stuff to go bonkers to!" - Turn Up the Volume

HIGHLIGHTS SINCE 2016

35+ press features internationally online and in print, including Exclaim! and the Calgary Herald

Performed steadily – averaging more than a gig each month
Gigs in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, High River, Medicine Hat, Kelowna, Enderby, Regina

Debut LP Produced by The Thermals’ Hutch Harris

#4 on the !earshot National Loud Chart, #1 on CJSW Loud Chart
Spent 20 weeks on the campus top #30 charts, including charting on CFRC, CFBX, CHSR, CJSW, CKXU, FFMU, CJSF, CKCU, CJBU, CHSR, CICK
Performed at Calgary’s East Town Get Down (opening for the Dudes), The High River River City Rockfest, and Medicine Hat’s Zed Fest
Raised $4,000 for Charity with a Songwriting Marathon: 50 Songs written, recorded, and released in 24-hours live online.

"A nasty Nuggets-y attack on the senses — sweaty, surf, Stooges, Sam the Sham, garage, glam, retro-rock, Gruesomes goodness packed into blistering, bite-sized shards of brilliance.” – The YYScene

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