Scarfo were a British rock band formed in Andover, England in 1994 by former art college students Jamie Hince (vocals, guitar), Nick Prior (bass), and Al Saunders (drums). The band moved to London where they played many gigs, attracting the attention of Fierce Panda Records, who issued their debut single, "Skinny" in 1995. They then signed to Deceptive Records and their self-titled album produced by Philip Thomas was released in November of that year to critical acclaim. They released several singles over the following three years (two of these - "Alkaline" and "Cosmonaut No. 7" - making it into the UK top 75), and the album "Luxury Plane Crash" (1997)
"Alkaline" and a cover of Elvis Costello's "I Want You" (as a bonus track), were included on "Deceptive 50" (Jan 1998, Deceptive, Bluff050cd [CD]), a compilation CD released by Deceptive Records to celebrate their 50th release.
Jamie Hince went on to release "The Glue Hotel Tapes" mini album as Fiji on Impresario Records (Feb 2004, Impresario Records, Impcd003) and a single, "Pillshop", also on Impresario (Nov 99, Impresario, IMP004 [7"]). He is now the guitarist in duo The Kills.