Press

2018

“The songs are short, fast, catchy, loud and usually contain one or more killer guitar riffs. But one of the most pronounced elements of the record is that the band seems so well-schooled in genres of music that hit their zenith decades ago, whether it be old-school punk, surf guitar, furious garage rock, trashy glam-rock or sleazy blues-metal.” – The Calgary Herald – Full Article

“The album is 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 – Full Article

“Aided by the physicality of drummer Mark Straub’s impressively technical abilities and Scott Wildeman’s melodic bass grooves, Naish channels that creative impulse into Scratch Buffalo. The group’s upcoming self-titled debut release offers 11 cuts of prairie surfin’ garage punk that hops around between thrashy riffs, power pop vibes and rock ‘n’ roll psychedelia.” – Beatroute – Full Article

“Scratch Buffalo have delivered a strong debut with their self-titled album. Through the course of its eleven songs, listeners will hear a wide range of influences, from 50’s roots rock to new wave punk and beyond. Scratch Buffalo is a wildly entertaining record that will leave fans exciting for what else Scratch Buffalo have in store.”> – Canadian Beats – Full Review

“Kill The Sky is a song that Iggy & The Stooges would be proud of with its garage rock, riff driven rocker style whereas Girls In The Back Row reminds me of early Rolling Stones with a raw DIY bluesy approach…had the office head banging in unison!”> – Punk Online UK – Full Review

2016 – 2017

“The title reflects the get-in, leave-a-bruise, get-the-hell-out mentality of the music — three songs clocking in at about seven minutes, with no lingering, just the bash and pop and bang and wail of those who’ve done their homework of the sounds of the ’60s.” – The YYSCene Full Review

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

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

“Wanna Know the Secret consists of six tracks that will have you singing along in no time, not to mention dancing around your room.” – Canadian Beats Full Review

“Scratch Buffalo’s Wanna Know the Secret is a fun rock album to listen to. The drums, guitars, and vocals play with such high energy that you can’t help but tap your feet and bob your head to the beat from time to time.” – 24Our Music – Full Review

“Each song is under 3 minutes, which I think works very well. The songs don’t feel cut short, they in fact, have really good sharp endings after amazing instrumentals. I really liked every song on this album, especially ‘Get Sick’.” – Contagious, Courageous – Full Review