We made an album called ‘Autonomy’ in a tiny room in Digbeth, Birmingham. After we’d finished recording it, we had another mountain to climb: what to put on the back cover? We all retched at the idea of it being a giant picture of us so decided to rip some special moments from our own Instagram, cover it in grain and scribble all over it. “What are these powerful images and what do they MEAN?!” I hear you cry. Here are your answers:
1. Shot by our good friend Mike, here’s Poppy enjoying some delicious free pizza in Liverpool. Anytime that we are fed by a venue we turn into little grateful dogs that roll over and expose their soft tummies for petting.
2. Taken right at the end of recording, this is a pretty accurate portrayal of our process. Scott in the room, record something weird, drink, record a bit more, delete it, repeat.
3. Taken either just before, or just after, one of our lockup parties. Poppy has a bit of a tendency to lie down and sleep wherever and whenever she can. She probably only became a drummer so she could nap on the carpet.
4. This amazing graffiti was found in Madrid at The Wurlitzer Ballroom. Scott is stood on a shelf to reach it as it’s about 15 feet off the ground. Are there any truer words to live by than “Fuck all of your moms listen to BLACK SABBATH”?
5. Just to hammer home the point that we are in no way a “cool band”, here’s something that Poppy thought it was worth capturing: me clutching a bottle of sherry from Aldi looking as vacant as always. The Steve Brule t-shirt is a nice touch, though.
6. When Scott writes things out he tends to do the first letter of a word, then the last letter, and then fills the rest in. The results are often truly special. This is a piece of tape he’d put onto the top of my bass amp so I wouldn’t forget it during a show at The Hare & Hounds. It took me 10 day to realise that I’d forgotten to bring it home after the show but the venue staff had very kindly put it in the cupboard for me. Only the best for Tabble Scraps.
7. This is predominantly what Poppy can see from behind her drum kit when we practice and record. Poor girl.
Table Scraps’ album ‘Autonomy’ is out now.