Delivering probably the most relentlessly vigorous acoustic-guitar strumming you’re likely to hear and a youthful voice that’s tailor-made for emo punk, Scary Hours is solo artist Ryan Struck, whose stark, stripped down attack allows his message to take center stage. Thankfully, the lad’s got plenty on his mind and is articulate (and sometimes catchy) in conveying it, spewing his loves, hates and then some. We like “The Real Disease” best, its anti-conformity lament bolstered by infectious whistling and handclaps. All in all, Struck’s songs are, at least upon first listen, more memorable for their message than melody and we urge him to keep working to compose hooks that are as sharp as his words.
Seeking: Booking, Film/TV
Style: Folk Punk, Acoustic Punk