"Scratch Buffalo delivers frenetic, fuzz-soaked guitar rock that reeks of cigarettes and spilled beer.” The Permanent Rain Press
Scratch Buffalo is a rock and roll duo from Calgary, Alberta.
Their latest album, "Strawberry Soda" reached #4 on the National Campus Loud Charts, and their music has earned them 35+ press features, thousands of followers, and 3 million streams on TikTok!
After EP’s in 2016 and 2017, Chris Naish (guitar/vocals) and Mark Straub (drums) released their debut LP in 2018. Produced by the Thermals’ Hutch Harris, That self-titled album reached the Earshot national charts and led to press features, great reviews, and gigs across Western Canada.
In 2019, they released their second LP, “Strawberry Soda.” The self-produced album spent 8 weeks on the campus charts, received placement on the official YouTube “In The Garage” Playlist - and on more than 75 fan playlists!
For these two, Scratch Buffalo is a way of life. Chris does all the band’s artwork and Mark handles all their recording.
“[Shoot Me With Your Kamera is an] unimpeachably cool garage-glam firecracker… You don’t need me to tell you it’s a stone-cold killer: Just click on that sucker and hear for yourself.” – Darryl Sterdan, The Tinnitist
"The Scratch Buffalo attitude to making the grinding, fuzzy, scuzzy, retro ’70s street rock they do is so gloriously refreshing." - Calgary Herald
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Genre: RockIndie RockPunk
Home base: Calgary
Appeals most (but not limited) to:
Top Venues Performed/Exhibited *
East Town Get Down Festival w/ The Dudes, Crooked Spies, Miesha and the Spanks