Scowl has quickly made a name for themselves as one of the most vivid and hard-working acts in the rock world. Since forming in 2019, the Santa Cruz, CA band has consistently eschewed being pigeon-holed, moving far beyond the confines of what a typical “hardcore” band is considered. Floral motifs lace their critically acclaimed debut How Flowers Grow and they’ve notably toured with diverse acts like Limp Bizkit and Destroy Boys. On the latest EP, Psychic Dance Routine, Scowl continue to push the boundaries of their sound and artistic presence, now laying somewhere between hardcore and alternative. As the band puts it, “it’s like Negative Approach meets The Breeders.” Recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip, creating the EP was a completely collaborative experience as he not only brought life to these songs, but greatly encouraged Kat Moss as she worked on her elevated vocal style found across the record. The highlights and challenges of performing, whether in the studio, on tour, or in the act that is life, serve a recurring notion on the five track EP. On Psychic Dance Routine Scowl exemplifies their ethos of being true to themselves through creating innovative song structures and personable lyrics. Their ability to be genre fluid intersects with their up for anything attitude, whether that means playing in a fast food drive-in parking lot or hitting the stage at Coachella. It’s all just part of the plan for the ever-evolving band that is Scowl.