SCALPING announce name change to SCALER

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The Bristol four-piece has also shared new single Loam, produced by Daniel Avery.

The band fka SCALPING has announced that they will be now known as SCALER and all future releases, performances and projects will be under the new name. In a statement on the name change, they wrote: “As this band has grown and the opportunity to travel further afield has presented itself, we’ve become aware of the wider context surrounding our previous name and how offensive it can be to Indigenous cultures.

“We want to apologise for this, it was never our intent to offend,” SCALER continued, “Everything else remains the same.” Having announced the new name via social media last night, today the band share new music in the form of Loam and details of a headline tour across the UK. Having previously met Avery following the release of SCALER’s debut album Void, the new track produced by him sees the band delve further into the club-leaning influences in their sound.

“When the opportunity to work with Daniel Avery came up we obviously jumped at it,” SCALER said on collaborating with the DJ and producer, “we’ve been fans of his for a long time and working on these tracks with him really helped us be more decisive, to trust our gut and not overcomplicate things.”

SCALER are set to head out on tour in November including dates at Manchester’s White Hotel, 9294 in London and a December date at Strange Brew in Bristol which will also be followed by a late night show with Daniel Avery.

Listen to Loam below.

Read: SCALER (fka SCALPING): Body language.