4 Songs, 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Scars on 45 frontman Danny Bemrose has been lucky enough to live out two dreams; the first was being a professional striker for the Huddersfield Town Terriers Football Club of West Yorkshire, England. But while nursing a broken foot, Bemrose couldn’t put down his father’s guitar. This led to him becoming a hitmaker after forming the indie rock band Scars on 45. The title track to their 2011 EP Heart on Fire might sound familiar to fans of Grey’s Anatomy, as it was featured as the lead song for the 2011 soundtrack. Here, it sets the tone with an endearingly melodramatic imperativeness until the chorus breaks in with softly sung vocal harmonies recalling those of the band America’s 1975 gem “Sister Golden Hair.” Second singer Aimee Driver provides mercurial vocal parts throughout the EP, taking the lead on the catchy “Promises and Empty Words.” Bemrose and Driver share an uncanny chemistry in their singing parts, sometimes sounding like lovers sharing one microphone (“Tomorrow Won’t Die Too Soon”) and at other times resembling siblings (“Two Way Radio”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Scars on 45 frontman Danny Bemrose has been lucky enough to live out two dreams; the first was being a professional striker for the Huddersfield Town Terriers Football Club of West Yorkshire, England. But while nursing a broken foot, Bemrose couldn’t put down his father’s guitar. This led to him becoming a hitmaker after forming the indie rock band Scars on 45. The title track to their 2011 EP Heart on Fire might sound familiar to fans of Grey’s Anatomy, as it was featured as the lead song for the 2011 soundtrack. Here, it sets the tone with an endearingly melodramatic imperativeness until the chorus breaks in with softly sung vocal harmonies recalling those of the band America’s 1975 gem “Sister Golden Hair.” Second singer Aimee Driver provides mercurial vocal parts throughout the EP, taking the lead on the catchy “Promises and Empty Words.” Bemrose and Driver share an uncanny chemistry in their singing parts, sometimes sounding like lovers sharing one microphone (“Tomorrow Won’t Die Too Soon”) and at other times resembling siblings (“Two Way Radio”).

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About Scars On 45

British alt-rock ensemble Scars on 45 make yearning, melodic pop that combines the big guitar rock of Oasis with the melodic, country-influenced sound of Fleetwood Mac. Formed in Bradford, Yorkshire around 2007, Scars on 45 began as a duo after former football-mates, singer/songwriter Danny Bemrose and bassist Stuart Nichols, started writing songs together. Eventually the band expanded to include keyboardist David Nowakowski, vocalist Aimee Driver, and drummer Chris Durling. While the group developed a local following, it wasn't until their song "Beauty's Running Wild" was used in a 2009 episode of the CBS television drama CSI:New York that Scars on 45 caught the attention of the wider music industry. In 2011, buoyed by that success and a record deal with the Chop Shop label, Scars on 45 released two EPs, including Give Me Something and Heart on Fire, the latter's title cut appeared on the Grey’s Anatomy, Vol. 4 soundtrack. A year later, the band released their self-titled debut album featuring the single "Heart on Fire." In 2014, Scars on 45 returned with their sophomore full-length album, Safety in Numbers, featuring the single, "Crazy for You." ~ Matt Collar

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