Scarlet are a four piece, female led Grunge/Pop Alt/Rock band hailing from the Northwest of England.
Featured on a range of festival line ups around the world including - Kendal Calling, Zandari Festa in South Korea, Tbilisi Open Air Festival in Georgia, Sound City, Secret Garden Party and many more.
The continuous evolution from dreamy alt rock to the power packing riff & melody monsters they are today, has always lived up to the flowing catalogue of inspiring reviews from Q Magazine, GetInToThis, The Skinny and many more and gained them consistent radio plays across a wide range of stations from BBC Radio 6 to XS Manchester.
This exposure has gone hand in hand with the direct endorsements received from the likes of Orange Amplifiers, PMT House of Rock and artists such as Guy Garvey (Elbow), The Vaccines & Sir Bob Geldof.
Scarlet are proud ambassadors for Orange amplifiers.
The band featured by Alt Press in their ’20 rising U.K. bands about to take over the scene’ article, alongside The Amazons, Honeyblood and Milk Teeth.
Scarlet were one of 16 bands that played for Dr Martens as part of their ‘Play Different’ run of shows.
The last two tours saw a majority of sell out shows, selling out venues in Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, and Liverpool, with expectations that the next tour will see even more growth.
In 2019, Scarlet traveled to South Koreas Zandari festa in Seoul. As a result of their packed performance, they secured a distribution deal with Sound Republica for South Korean territory.
Scarlet played to over 20,000 people at Tbisili Open Air festival in Georgia along side Steve Vai, followed up by a sold out Rough Trade Records gig
The band successfully released their debut crowd funded album ‘Effigy’ in Japan through Vinyl Junkie Records, which went on to have a featured listening post and be sold in HMV. The album was also sold in Japans Tower Records.
In the recent past, the band secured support slots for 80s mega group ’T’pau’ at Norwich Water Front, London’s Islington Assembly Hall, Brighton’s Concorde 2 and Shrewsbury’s Butter Market.
Scarlet have previously worked with producers Jon Withnall, (Coldplay’s Parachutes, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, and X&Y) Michael Johnson (Joy Division, Pink Floyd, New Order, Stone Roses) and Al Groves (Bring Me The Horizon, CAST)
Scarlet have supported Hands Off Gretel, The Amazons, The Blinders, Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats, Neon Waltz, Pulled Apart By Horses, Swervedriver, Black Honey, Wolf Alice, Kagoule, The Struts, Tpau and many more
Scarlet secured slots playing for Dr Martens, DIY’s ‘breaking out’ night at Liverpool music week festival, and played the huge festivals, Kendal Calling, Cotton Clouds, Secret Garden Party, Tramlines, Sound City, Hop Farm Festival, amongst many others.
The band have been featured in magazines such as Qmagazine, Alternative Press and The Skinny .
Scarlet secured ongoing support from Marshall Amplifiers who chose their demo 'Heavy' to be a part of their Richer Unsigned 'Best unsigned bands' playlist, which meant the song was played in every Richer Sounds music store up and down the country for a month and featured in Q Magazine!
Their last single 'Friends'
Released in lockdown and dedicated to the NHS, the frontline heroes and everyone feeling alone in isolation during the Covid19 pandemic to spread a message of hope and positivity received 15K+ plays on Spotify alone since April 2020
Support flooded in from some amazing companies/people/bands that wanted to show solidarity with Scarlet for the NHS, music fans and lovers in the form of Cameos and DIY promotion for the ‘Friends’ music video from from Carol Decker (T’Pau), Scarlett Coates, Martyn Ware (Heaven17), Kycker Music, Orange Amplifiers, Midnight Mango, Hands Off Gretel, Salvation Jayne, Gen And The Degenerates, Tiger Mimic, Occoeur, Halocline, Atlanta House, Novustory, Follow The Hawk, Motel Carnation, Haig, UC Crew St Helens and more.
Tracks 'Friends', ‘Bones’, ‘Your Control’ and ’Anyway’, have been played on radio stations such as BBC introducing, BBC Radio 6, XS Manchester, Amazing Radio, Radio 2 and more regional stations
Scarlet are currently working on their next release 'Bring Me Down' which will be released and available to stream across all platforms Friday 9th October
"I fully expect to see Scarlet break really soon"
- Neil Mitchell - Orange Amplifiers
"Killer riffs and big live shows… I love how you're (Jessie) so little but you're actually a massive powerhouse"
- Abbie McCarthy Radio 1
"The performance in there is fantastic… really inventive stuff… theres hundreds of thousands of bands out there and if you’ve got an identity i think thats always worth more than anything else to me’"
- Chris Catchpole - Q magazine
“’Effigy’ was the best DIY indie-rock album of 2016...the Liverpool rockers are the U.K. underground’s best- kept secret...a gem of a record"
- Alternative Press
"I think everything you (scarlet) do is perfect, its very very good".
- Jayce Lewis
- Annie Wagstaff
"Frankly, the world needs more of this. Its been too long since shouty girl punk-rock with a pop edge and attitude has crashed face-first into weird atonal psychedelia before exploding back into the chorus and gained the attention of the wider world. Described as the north wests best kept secret."
- Exposed Magazine
“SCARLET put one thing above all else: writing great songs. Every single one of their songs is catchy, rhythmic and brilliant. Their intense desire to constantly improve and build on their already solid foundations is something that every band should aspire to do.”
- Kycker Magazine
“Marrying the modern pop savvy of Paramore to the ethereal otherness of Belly, Scarlet take aim at the pop dartboard and land joyously close to the bullseye”
- The Skinny
‘One of the North-West’s most hotly-tipped up-and-comers, they’re most certainly not to be missed before the big-time comes calling’
‘Unsurprisingly, a stunning piece of work’
- The John Peel centre on ‘Anyway’
‘Scarlet sound like a band who have already made it. Their ability to write and perform majorly high calibre songs says to me that this band deserve a place among the biggest artists going today. Their brand of infectious indie rock has all the elements of a band at the top of their game.’
- Kycker Magazine
”’Effigy’ was the best DIY indie-rock album of 2016...the Liverpool rockers are the U.K. underground’s best- kept secret...a gem of a record"
- Alternative Press
“Scarlet should be f***ing massive. A shimmering, strutting and sexy record ‘Effigy’ is jam-packed with indie- rock bangers which ooze class. Quite simply the best indie album we’ve heard in a long time”
'Has the UK finally found our very own Patti smith or Karen O which we have all so longed for!!?? Lets f***in' hope so!!’
- Urbanista online magazine
'Youthful, star-gazingly dreamy pop-infused indie with a sprinkle of attitude is SCARLET and SCARLET are big- time. Believe that.’
- Sound Of Liverpool Blog
‘Scarlet are the future.’