Brisbane’s enigmatic synth pop songstress Scraps (AKA Laura Hill) is to release the EP ‘Secret Paradise’ containing single ‘1982’, on July 23rd.

Laura wears her obsession with 80’s synth rock on her sleeve, citing The Human League, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Flock of Seaguls, OMD, Gary Numan and Devo as influences.

The 80’s loom large in her subject matter as well. Lead track ‘1982’ is a love/tribute song to all the machines that didn’t get the girl in movies like Short Circuit and Electric Dreams, where the machines are much more interesting than the men.