Known ForArtist/Band, Sound, Writing
Place of BirthPhiladelphia
Scoville Unit is a down-to-earth east coast band, led by long-time friends (and ex-college roommates) Drew Isleib and Gandhar Savur, with Kevin Shelbourne on lead guitar and Rob Hunsicker on drums. All four members cut their teeth in the NJ underground scene, playing countless shows in various bands spanning hardcore punk and power pop, such as El Secondhand and Velour 44. Although remaining largely unknown as a band, their songs have hit #1 on college stations all over the country.
They have been described in the press as “Imagine Brian Wilson growing up in Asbury Park instead of Malibu,” “pure pop rock genius”, and “winsome and infectious”; and called “one of the more talented forces working in indie music”; most recently Under the Radar described their single “Reasons” as “a pitch-perfect dose of power pop euphoria”. They have drawn comparisons to bands such as the Replacements, Sugar, the Lemonheads, Teenage Fanclub Big Star and Guided By Voices along the way, even earning the well-deserved “essential new music” tag from NPR Music.