The Drellas to release long lost album Violence Is Art

The Drellas to release long lost album Violence Is Art

The Drellas were formed in 2005 by Tommy Scott following the then break-up of internationally renowned Liverpool band Space. Scott sought an outlet for his darker and heavier side, drawing inspiration from the Post-Punk and Gothic Rock records he had grew up on.

A lone 7″ Violence Is Art was released in 2009 via Antipop Records and Melted Head Records, this was well received and promptly sold out of its initial pressing. The Drellas played numerous gigs, and were gaining a great deal of critical attention. Despite this, a promised album never saw the light of day; the band were briefly renamed Tommy Scott & The Red Scare, before morphing into the second incarnation of Space in 2011. Space continue to tour and have released a raft of imaginative mutant pop records via the Hug Record label, the most recent being the album Music For Pleasure Music For Pain which came out in 2021.

Now, AV8 Records are set to release that lost album, entitled Violence Is Art, the album is being released on CD and Limited Edition vinyl.

Advance orders open on the 11th of Feb at 7pm via AV8 Records


In 2020, AV8 also released Tommy Scott’s solo album, the album, entitled Marionette came out under the name The Thomas Scott Quintet who included fellow Space and Drellas member Phil Hartley, and ex-Lightning Seeds, and La’s guitarist Paul Hemmings.

More writing by Phil can be found at his Louder Than War Author’s Archive

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The Drellas to release long lost album Violence Is Art

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Phil Newall is from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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