Scars On 45 with special guest Anya Marina
Scars on 45, a quintet from Leeds, England, combines the
gentle melodic intensity of bands like Snow Patrol, Coldplay, and Keane with
the added allure of co-ed vocals. Tension, often propelled by drummer Chris
Durling's insistent beat, builds throughout the songs as the emotional ante
rises. After years struggling to make a name in England, the band rose from
obscurity when their song “Beauty’s Running Wild” was featured in an episode of
CSI: New York. The band was signed to Atlantic’s Chop Shop Records label, which
has been successful in getting previously unsigned bands heard through song
placements in popular TV programs. Most recently, the band’s single, “Heart on
Fire” was selected as the lead song on the current season soundtrack for ABC’s
top rated hospital drama, Grey’s Anatomy. Scars on 45’s first EP, "Give Me
Something," was released in January, 2011 and yielded a hit single of the
same name that rose to the top 5 of the Adult Alternative Charts and was
recognized as one of the “Top 3 Singles of the Year” by Amazon.com. The
quintette was also named to Entertainment Weekly's "Must List." Their
second EP, which also features “Heart on Fire”, was released October 24, 2011.
The band is preparing to release their first full length studio album in the
first quarter of 2012.
Anya Marina is a singer-songwriter based in San Diego, California. Her music has primarily gained notice after being on a variety of television sitcoms and has been featured on prime time dramas including ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy', CBS's "How I Met Your Mother", MTV's "The Real World", ABC's "Castle", Showtime's "United States of Tara", CW's "Gossip Girl", "The Vampire Diaries", and "Supernatural". Her song "Satellite Heart" was featured on the New Moon soundtrack. "Satellite Heart" was released in 2009, and she performed the song at multiple venues on the nationwide 'New Moon Talent Tour'. Marina co-hosted the live MySpace broadcast of the New Moon premiere, and was highlighted in an article by CNN.com as an artist poised on the edge of breakout success due to her involvement in the soundtrack.