Finding fame when their song “Beauty’s Running Wild” was featured in an episode of CSI: New York, closely followed by another of their tracks, “Heart On Fire,” being chosen as the lead song on the current season of Grey’s Anatomy, Scars On 45 are now VH1’s featured You Oughta Know artist. So if you’ve been wondering who was responsible for the great songs on your favorite TV shows, well, now you know!
Last month, Scars On 45 released their video for “Heart On Fire,” which you can watch above. The song itself is romantic and moody, and will resonate with anyone who’s ever been in love. The video is a dramatic combination of smoke and blue-lit black ground, interspersed with gripping imagery of firemen rescuing victims from a burning building. With their first full length album set to drop this year, we’re excited to see more epic videos to accompany the band’s pervasive sounds. And we were lucky enough to have Scars On 45 pop into the VH1 studios to play live last year, as they moved us with their stripped down performance of Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” Scars On 45 imbibed the club banger with an altogetherly different vibe, truly making it their own with nothing but the lyrics tying their rendition to the original.
Hailing from Leeds, England, the quintet’s style of music is sentimental and earthy, earning them a top 5 hit single in the Billboard Adult Alternative Charts with “Give Me Something” in 2011, and the #3 spot nod in Amazon.com’s Best Songs Of 2011 list. Led by the self-taught guitarist and former professional soccer player, Danny Bemrose, the band comprises bassist Stu Nichols (who is also a former soccer star and has played with Bemrose in several bands), keyboardist David “Nova” Nowakowski, drummer Chris Durling and vocalist Aimee Driver. Scars On 45 were famously forced to decide on a name when upon meeting Noel Gallagher, the iconic rock star reprimanded them for not yet having a moniker, saying, “A band without a name? What kind of f****** band is that?” They chose Scars On 45 based on a radio interview Bemrose heard with Emmylou Harris, in which she recalled her father telling her not to get any, “scars on his 45s.” The rest, as they say, is history. With a melodic sound and a certain underlying heartbreak in their poignant lyricism, Scars On 45 are definitely a band you’ll want to get to know in 2012.