Scams

Scams

Scams are an alt/indie band based in Chester, UK. Scams have played at the famous SXSW Festival, the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg and were voted “Best Emerging Band“ by the Liverpool Sound City Festival. Looks like the young quartet has a promising future lying ahead of them. 
Scams don’t fit any genre cliché - they break through genre-barriers, mixing ideas and fusing opposites. Their sound is fresh and full of energy. It’s produced by a joint effort of all four band members, with everyone singing and playing different instruments. The result sounds a bit punk and rock & roll with a little bit of dance and electronica but still without being afraid to keep things amazingly catchy.

Whether playing to expectant audiences in their adopted hometown of Leeds, or showcasing everywhere from Europe to the US, Scams are rapidly establishing a reputation as genuine purveyors of a unique sound and a dynamic and infectious live act.

From the increasingly rare honesty in performance through to its consistent reflection in each album track, this is pop music without bullshit and without boundaries; more about heartfelt harmonies and searing melodies that carry openly sincere words.

The Scams sound comes from four separate musical backgrounds, years of individual performing, and one common intention. Each note, sound and syllable is carefully arranged but not over-thought, spanning a variety of music styles yet still maintaining an identity.

Frontman Andy Morgan takes inspiration anywhere from early soul to modern dance; Michael Jackson to Four Tet; Marvin Gaye to Underworld. His lifelong fascination with everything musically orientated has allowed a natural ability to evolve freely; trial and error, un-manipulated by the boundaries of classical training. In addition, bassist and vocalist Adam Fenwick – style reminiscent of John Entwistle – refers to his roots in post-hardcore rock, with additional inspiration coming from bands like Deftones, Biffy Clyro and Weezer.

Second guitars, samples and additional vocals come from quietly cool Jamie Macneal. Raised in Ayr on Radiohead, The Cure and The Smiths, Jamie’s seemingly effortless musicianship adds another angle to the influence. Daniel Harvey’s love of 50s rock and soul in combination with everything drum related has shaped a percussionist who offers up technical prowess and pop sensibilities.

The journey spans years and gigs, including SXSW in Texas- whereafter the Austin Chronicle was quick to sing their praises. On the road, illegal passengers have hidden in broken-down vans to avoid breaching inadequate insurance policies, and service station food has been finished from the plates of passers by- forsaking luxury and expense.

As hardworking as any stereotype of ‘the classic British band’, rock may not be their pigeonhole, but it’s a big part of their attitude. By doing away with excess baggage and cutting to the core of what counts, Scams most importantly create music for music’s sake.

Title Album Genre Tools
Youngblood (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Pecussion
Keywords:
Bright, Climactic, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Moody, Party, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, and Make-Up
Subgenres:
Punk
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #1
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39653
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The Gunfighter Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Frat Party, Game Day, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Morning After, and Victory
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #6
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
26461
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Lions And Tigers And Bears (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Pecussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Punk
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #5
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39651
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Twists And Tangles (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Cello, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, and Strings
Keywords:
Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Punk
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #7
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39654
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Stories Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #9
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
26464
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Making Maps From Memory Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Bright, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #4
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
26459
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It's Not Perfection (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Climactic, Dark, Driving, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Punk
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #8
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39645
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The Gunfighter (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Pecussion
Keywords:
Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Frat Party, Game Day, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Punk
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #6
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39646
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No Place Like Home Scams Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Scams, #1
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
26468
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Lost For Words (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Pecussion
Keywords:
Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, and Make-Up
Subgenres:
Punk
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #3
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39650
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Helicopter Parents Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Make-Out, Road Trip, and Victory
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #2
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
26457
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It's Not Perfection Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #8
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
26463
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Helicopter Parents (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Make-Out, Road Trip, and Victory
Subgenres:
Punk
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #2
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39644
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Stories (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Punk
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #9
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39648
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Sturges' Travels (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Pecussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Punk
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #10
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39647
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Making Maps From Memory (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Bright, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Punk
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #4
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39649
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Jules et Jim (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Pecussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, In Love, Make-Out, Strip Tease, and Victory
Subgenres:
Punk
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #11
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39652
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Lost For Words Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Keywords:
Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, and Make-Up
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #3
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
26458
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Helicopter Parents (Alternative Version) Scams Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Percussion, and Piano
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Make-Out, Night Club, Road Trip, and Victory
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Scams, #3
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
26470
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Sturges' Travels Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #10
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
26465
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A Kiss (Instrumental) Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals) Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Pecussion
Keywords:
Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Morning After, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Punk
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction (Instrumentals), #12
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
39643
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A Kiss Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Morning After, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
duet, female, and male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #12
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
26467
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Up All Night Scams Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Frat Party, In Love, Make-Out, and Night Club
Subgenres:
Emo, Indie Rock, and Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Scams, #2
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
26469
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Youngblood Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Bright, Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, Party, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, and Make-Up
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #1
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
26456
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Twists and Tangles Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Cello, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, and Strings
Keywords:
Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #7
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
26462
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Lions and Tigers and Bears Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #5
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
26460
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Jules et Jim Rewrite Fiction Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Scams
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, In Love, Make-Out, Strip Tease, and Victory
Subgenres:
Emo and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Rewrite Fiction, #11
Composers:
Andrew Morgan (PRS) - 100%
Publishers:
Sentric Music Limited (ASCAP) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
26466
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Take Me Back