4 seasoned (read: "grizzled") veterans of the NW punk and rock and roll scene got together to create something new that sounded like something old. After hammering the last nail into the coffin on their previous band, Knuck (DragStrip Riot, The Graceland Five, Orange 42) and Nate (DragStrip Riot) were looking for a new line-up to make punk music with strong leanings towards classic 70s sounds.
Somewhere along the way Gabor (Sledgeback, C.A.F.B., Idol Threats) had approached Knuck about potentially working together should there ever be an opportunity and so he was the first call made. Rob (Amazombies, The Graceland Five, Bumpin' Uglies) had worked previously with Knuck in The Graceland Five and was an easy choice to bring into the fold. The timing was perfect, everyone was available and actively looking to form a new band. With everyone coming to the table with ideas and input an entire set list was put together inside of a month and the band was off and running.
The Scoffs booked their first show within a month of forming and rehearsed like mad to finish their new songs (some lyrics were actually finished the morning of the first show and written on the set-list.) Initially, the band offered no information about who was in the ranks - no photos, no details, only an ominous video that said "The Scoffs are coming!" with some feedback and a logo with a sneering mouth baring its teeth. Word of mouth carried quickly and the band was booked on a near weekly basis, doing 2 shows in one day on occasion.
The band has cut its chompers and become incredibly tight, playing tons of shows within their first 6 months together. The Scoffs are poised to release their debut EP, recorded in Sept of 2019, by the new year 2020 and will be venturing a little further from the small pond at home.