STRAMASH are an eclectic rock band, Merging influences of Folk/Punk/Rock and Blues, This musical melting pot forges a strong ethnic sound with echoes of Audioslave, Nirvana and Soundgarden running throughout their music.
Stramash are lead by frontman David Dale's raw and earthy vocals, combining power with a delicate balance of melody and emotion. Guitarist Matt Clark adds his unique scratch style into the mixture with energetic rhythm and thunderous lead, Will Maxwell on Bass and Andy Lowrie on Drums finish off the Stramash line up, Fusing their punchy rhythms with relentless energy and an ever pervasive groove.
As always, what you hear is exactly how it was performed in the studio. The band prides itself on this organic approach to recording, favouring to utilize those raw elements that each member brings as opposed to processing them into something digital or squeaky clean and, ultimately, dishonest.
Stramash released their first EP "San Ramone in July 2015, and a second EP "Cold Winter Sun" in October 2015. This lead to a Regional UK Radio promotion deal with Radioactive in London and a further release of the single "Violated Nation" in May 2016.
Stramash will be releasing their debut album "Wheel of Time" in October 2016.

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Feb
01
Band Origin

 

Stramash formed in late 2010 by members Andrew Lowrie (Drums and backing vocals) and Andrew Jackson (lead vocals and rhythm guitar). Borne of the pair’s close friendship and mutual love of Traditional Scottish and modern rock music they decided to merge the two and create a sound that they could both personally identify with. After much talking and some “exploratory” rehearsals, the natural feeling and energy of the musi... Read More>

Feb
10
Stirling Brig Lyrics and Origins

 

This song tells the story of the Battle of Stirlin Brig, In 1297, English forces under the Earl of Surrey and Hugh de Cressingham moved north to put down a revolt in Scotland, English confidence was high and Surrey was expecting a short campaign. Opposing the English was a new Scottish army led by William Wallace and Andrew de Moray. On September 11, 1297, Surrey’s English and Welsh archers crossed the narrow bridge but ... Read More>

Mar
01
Queen of Scots – Lowrie/Jackson

 

No middle ground where you walk so proudNo compromise, that’s a word not allowedTearing down walls, without a cause. I’m filled with doubtBut I’ll stick to my corner, should’ve been bolder. Scream and shout. Won’t you say something, make up your mind, it’s alright, maybe better that wayAll by yourselfDon’t you do nothing, be by yourself, it’s alright, maybe better that wayAll by yourself…and nobody else. You ... Read More>

Apr
20
Hush Lyrics and Origins

 

“never again shall a single story be told as though it were the only one.” Hush originates from the infamous Highland Clearances, in this tune we wanted to reflect the feeling of sadness, despair, loss of hope, mixed with the will to fight, the energy to overcome. This Song we dedicate to our beloved Alba….. Hush, hush, time to be sleeping, Hush, hush, dreams come a creeping, O dreams of peace and of freedom, So smil... Read More>


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Andy Lowrie

Andy is the band’s ‘Hannibal’, the man with the plan. Andy guides us in the right direction, with an arm round the shoulder and a kick up the backside. His drumming style makes Animal from the Muppets look like a timid fairy. An amazingly talented drummer, producer and all-round good guy, he i... Read More>

Matt Clark

Matt is a the bands lead guitarist, bringing his eclectic style of western/blues and rock fusions to the forefront of the Stramash sound, Matt’s unique style and individuality gives Stramash its well known edgy guitar riffs and kick ass solos. ... Read More>

William Maxwell

Will is the quiet man of the band, ever present and a consummate professional. Will is also a Grade 8 Funk Grandmaster of bass slapping and a brown belt in the traditional Scottish martial art, ‘tattie howkin’. In his spare time Will is often known to spend his time spelunking. Stramash Factoid:... Read More>

David Dale

David is the lead singer and frontman of Stramash, The balance of power and sensitivity on display from David makes for a fresh and unique listening experience, David pulls no punches and powers through every song with his distinctive style.    ... Read More>

Band Origin

Stramash formed in late 2010 by members Andrew Lowrie (Drums and backing vocals) and Andrew Jackson (lead vocals and rhythm guitar). Borne of the pair’s close friendship and mutual love of Traditional Scottish and modern rock music they decided to merge the two and create a sound that they could b... Read More>