The alternative art rock group S.C.U.M. was formed in 2008 in South East London by musicians who wanted to create songs that hearkened back to the glory days of post punk in the early-1980s. With a defined experimental side, coupled with a strict adherence to hook-centric songcraft, S.C.U.M. has managed to create tunes that are catchy, but retain an undercurrent of avant-garde sensibilities. Before releasing a proper album, the group toured insistently and built a fan-base for itself with powerful concerts that showcased each musician's natural performance ability.