There seems to be an awful lot of bands out there doing the whole “pirate” thing these days. Come to think of it, there are a few bands doing that “gypsy” thing, too. What if someone were to start some kind of “gypsy-pirate” hybrid thing? A Gyprate band! There would be fiddles and accordions and banjos and mandolins playing sea shanties... If that is something you’ve been clamoring for then Bootscraper is your band. It’s well played and pretty fun. I get the feeling that seeing them live would be a booze-soaked, wench on either arm type of affair that I would have a hard time remembering in the morning. Sign me up.
–ty (TNS, tnsrecords.co.uk)