credit: Alice Baxley


Scowl has quickly made a name for themselves as one of the most vivid and hard-working acts in the rock world. The band - Kat Moss (vocals), Malachi Greene (guitar), Bailey Lupo (bass), Cole Gilbert (drums), and Mikey Bifolco (guitar) - broke out in 2021 with their debut album How Flowers Grow, and it has been a non-stop trajectory ever since. With the release of 2023’s Psychic Dance Routine, Scowl pushed the boundaries of what “punk” is, combining aggressive hardcore with lush alternative melodies. The band was creating music they wanted to listen to, and the world latched on.

Since forming in 2019, Scowl has consistently eschewed being pigeon-holed, moving far beyond the confines of what a typical “hardcore” band is considered. Floral motifs lace their artwork and merchandise, they’ve notably toured with diverse acts like Limp Bizkit, Destroy Boys, and Show Me The Body. Produced by Grammy-nominated Will Yip at Studio 4, Psychic Dance Routine has exemplified Scowl’s ethos of being true to themselves through creating innovative song structures and personable lyrics.

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Events featuring Scowl

Mar 15, 2024
7:50pm — 8:20pm
Presented by
Rolling Stone Future of Music
Mar 16, 2024
11:45pm — 12:30am
Presented by
Flatspot Records
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Professional Connections
Scowl is seeking the following:
  • Brand Partnership
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Sync/Music Supervisors