- 05 Jun 20
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Dublin four-piece The Scratch have announced a livestream tonight in order to raise vital funds for MASI - the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland - who are fighting to end Direct Provision.
The acoustic act released their bold debut album, Couldn't Give a Rats, on March 27 - moulding triumphant melodies with the groove and intensity of metal.
Like numerous other artists, the rebellious group have turned their focus to activism in order to tackle the controversial system of Direct Provision in Ireland.
"All profits from tonights stream, including all donations and merch sales will go directly to MASI - Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland in the fight to end Direct Provision in this country," the band wrote on Facebook.
"We'll be live from 9pm on Facebook and YouTube from a secret location in the city centre. See you then!"
The band received widespread attention after they scored their first viral video in 2007 during a busking trip to a Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon.
Racking up an astonishing one million views in just a week, The Scratch have sold out headliner shows in The Underground, The Grand Social, Whelans and The Button Factory for their originality.
The four-piece had to postpone their UK tour in May following coronavirus lockdown restrictions.