While listening to Scotch & Water you better be in an old trailer driving through a foggy and abandoned forest – just as lonely as you can be. Take your time, inhale, exhale, release the weight from your shoulders. These songs are about brutal honesty and restrained hopefulness.
Scotch & Water was formed in 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. This creative collective consists of five members: Samira Christmann (vocals), Max Quentmeier (bass), Hansjakob Wedemeyer (guitar), Lasse Weinbrandt (drums) and Dennis Bajer (producer and sound engineer).
After self-releasing their first 7 inch vinyl in 2018, Moving On – the first single of the band’s EP Never Enough, Always Too Much – was released via DevilDuck Records in July 2019 and brought a lot more attention to the emerging group. Showcase festivals, support shows for various artists (e.g. The Dead South) and a two weeks tour through western Canada together with JUNO-nominee Megan Nash followed.
The reason why Scotch & Water seem to flawlessly get to higher grounds is their exceptional songwriting and a sound that accompanies the former. They don’t rely on basic song writing structures and the well-known pop formulas. They are challenging themselves and demand a certain awareness from the listener.
All in all, Scotch & Water will get stuck in your head without you noticing.