Ever since they started the band in 2014, the guys in Scumbag Millionaire have been talking about releasing a b-side compilation. In the past eight years they have released over 25 vinyl singles, including split releases with bands like Electric Frankenstein and an Iggy & the Stooges tribute 7″.
“We simply love 7″ singles. The format is amazing, with just one song on each side. And also the size of it. It’s an item you always can afford at the merch table. What’s not to like?” – Adde
All these releases have incredible artwork, come in different vinyl colours, and contain B-sides that were not available anywhere else… Until now!
Coming February 17th 2023 on Suburban Records: Barely Alive! B-sides and Oddities. In their own words: “We’ve selected sixteen tracks especially for this release, which was not an easy task, considering the amount of releases. But we’re 100% confident we’ve put together a kick as compilation album for you. We decided to press the record on black, 140g vinyl only. Old school, no bull shit, no limited editions, no CD.”
Today, the band releases Strike Me Down. Taken from Barely Alive!, the song originally appeared on a split single with Electric Frankenstein. “This was the first time we worked with Pontus. He brought his studio gear to our rehearsal space and we recorded three songs. It’s such a great thing having the studio come to you, and not the other way around, like it usually is,” the band says about the song.
High energy action punk, straight out of the gutters of Gothenburg, Sweden! Scumbag Millionaire first generated a buzz back in 2014 with their single Full Speed Go, a song about Charlie Sheen’s drug abuse. In 2018 they signed a record deal with Dutch label Suburban Records (Bad Nerves, The Sore Losers, Peter Pan Speedrock) and released their debut full-length Speed, produced by Micke Nilsson. The follow-up Poor and Infamous (2020) was recorded at Sunlight Studio with producer Tomas Skogsberg, and features guest vocals by Jennifer Israelsson (Hot Breath) and Elin Larsson (Blues Pills).
Originally inspired by bands like the Hellacopters and Turbonegro, Scumbag Millionaire started out as an extension of the classic Scandirock scene. Nowadays, they can be seen sharing stages with bands like Zeke, Hardcore Superstar and The Good, The Bad & The Zugly and playing festivals like Welt Turbojugend Tage, Flanders Chopper Bash and Stoned from the Underground.
|When they’re not on the road, the band loves getting together with different producers in different studios. This has resulted in 26 7″ singles of which 10 are split singles, one 12″ maxi single, one 12″ compilation for the American market and two full length albums: Speed (four colour variants, third press) and Poor and Infamous (three colours, two presses). In February 2023 we can add to this already impressive list the compilation album Barely Alive! B-sides and Oddities, to be followed by the third studio album later in the year.|
Known for their countless vinyl releases and explosive live shows, Scumbag Millionaire continues to live by the philosophy: One gear, full speed, go!