Mike Scott (English musician)
|Also known as||Mike Scott (Phinius Gage)|
|Labels||Fond of Life
Aaahh!!! Real Records
|Associated acts||Phinius Gage, Lay it on the Line|
Mike Scott (born Michael Waldner-Scott) is the bassist of Phinius Gage and vocalist from Lay It On The Line. He had released 3 solo acoustic Folk Punk albums and writes for long running punk zine Punktastic. He has also been in Brighton Pop Punks River Jumpers and UK82 punks Anti-Establishment.
Since January 2012, Mike has also performed vocals in hardcore punk band Lay it on the Line and this has become his main project. The band are notable for their choice of subjects - all releases are concepts based on murders and deaths of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries - including the murder of Scott's personal friend Ben Gardner in 2009, which is the subject of the band's song 'Therapia Lane'.
Mike Scott plays acoustic/folk punk, akin to Frank Turner, Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry, Kevin Seconds and similar artists who have transitioned from punk and hardcore bands, to playing solo. Lay It On The Line are part of the UK Hardcore Punk movement, with bands such as More Than Life, Landscapes, Goodtime Boys, Departures. They claim influence from bands such as Go It Alone, The Effort, Modern Life Is War, Dead Swans and Set It Straight.
In addition to his musical endeavours, Scott is also a published historian; with his piece "The Spartan Legacy in the contemporary Popular Culture; A case study of the 300" being published in the Journal of Ancient Spartan and Greek History.
|2007||Massacre Songs||Fond of Life||mini-album|
|2008||At the Slaughterhouse||Punktastic/Fond of Life||EP|
|2009||Split with Flav Giorgini||Fond of Life||mini-album|
|Split with Kevin Seconds||EP|
|2010||Split with Ben Childs||self released||album|
|...and a Master of None||Disconnect Disconnect||EP|
|2011||Saturation Point||Fond of Life||album|
|(Almost) Everything Else||Aaahh!!! Real||compilation album|
|2013||Fiesta De Los Muertos||album|
|TBC||Split with Luke Pabich||Fond of Life||EP|
with Phinius Gage
|2003||More Haste, More Speed||Deck Cheese||mini-album|
|2005||The Feeling Something's Wrong||album|
|2006||Brighton Rock||Fond of Life||compilation album|
|2007||Seek Out Your Foes, and Make Them Sorry||Fond of Life/Small Town||album|
with Lay it on the Line
|2012||Midnight In The Bellagio||Aaahh!! Real Records||Demo - Tape, Digital|
|2012||A Lesson In Personal Finance||Aaahh!! Real Records||EP - Tape, Digital|
|2013||Crowhurst||Fire Engine Red Records||EP - 12" Vinyl, Digital|
|2013||Arizona Split||Fire Engine Red Records||Split EP - 7" Vinyl, Digital|
|2013||Vigilance||Lockjaw Records||EP - Digital|
- "Sparta: Journal of ancient Spartan and Greek History (ISSN 1751-0007)". Sparta.markoulakispublications.org.uk. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- "Musician Spotlight: Mike Scott". People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
- Review of Mike Scott/Kevin Seconds split 7” from national website Punktastic
- Mike Scott cover of Propagandhi’s ‘Haille Sellasse, Up Your Ass’ played on BBC Radio 1's Lock Up Punk Show
- Mike Scott Last.Fm page
- Mike's website
- Lay It On The Line Bandcamp
- Lay It On The Line 'Petticoat Lane' Video - From 'Vigilance', 2014