Scuttlebuggs is a scrappy Midwestern indie folk-rock band described as "raw" "edgy" "honest" and "weird but cool". Their original vocal melodies, harmonies and lyrics are the focal point of their sound and people have likened their music to Neil Young, Wilco and Cat Power. Their debut album After Brilliance was filled with genuine emotion - tracked live on analog tape at legendary Chicago studio Pieholden Suite Sound in 2013, it received glowing reviews: "their harmonies are delicate and graceful, and bring an indie edge to the Americana arrangements"... reviews additionally described songs as "beautiful", "haunting" and "positively life-affirming." [Leicester Bangs]
Scuttlebuggs have been busy lately: they had a successful month long tour of Japan and two around the US, released a limited edition CD combining their two most recent EPs: No Fast Legs and End Of The Itch - which received play on radio stations across the country. After their release, a review described their lyrics as "perfect”, "genius", and "a punch in the stomach through their pensive penning style”... before attempting to sum up the Scuttlebuggs sound: “Genre-wise, Scuttlebuggs skate between a Lo Fi Dream Pop sound and throw in some Folk to perfectly round off their ethereally strange combination of sounds.” [A&R Factory]
In 2020, they released a new single and music video "Hey There, Skipper!" which was picked up for a worldwide broadcast debut by Ditty TV. When their spring cross country tour got canceled due to COVID, SBuggs dove back into recording and released an EP of self produced tunes titled HomeGrown. They are currently working a full length album to be released in 2021.