New band of the day: PAWS

Glasgow based PAWS, made up of Philip, Joshua and Matthew, respectively hail from Tain (Highlands of Scotland), Edinburgh, and Glasgow. The band have a strong DIY ethic, and a lo-fi, punk-rock sound. They have rapidly created an enthusiastic buzz around their name within the last year, and have been touring extensively since 2010. So far, they have shared the stage with transatlantic bands such as Dum Dum Girls (LTW review), No Age, Wavves, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Black Lips, as well as British peers Male Bonding, and label mates Milk Maid and Mazes. They cite influences including Dinosaur Jnr and Pixies – they even have a song called ‘Kim Deal’ in honour of Pixies bass player – PAWS manage to blend noisey in your face guitar with subtle melodies to create their own individual sound.

PAWS were declared ed by BBC Scotland as ones to watch in 2012, and have just been nominated for Best Live Act at The Scottish Alternative Music Awards.

Guitarist/vocalist, Phil Taylor told RADARWe met at a log cabin in the woods somewhere between Inverness and Tain in the height of the freezing winter of 2008, got some fuel for the generator, logs for the stove and set about trying to kick out some jams… We named ourselves ‘A Copenhagen Hope’, played a couple of shows in Glasgow, lost a member, burned our acoustic guitars and now we are PAWS.”

So far they have released a couple of cassettes in small numbered runs, a split 7″ single for Edinburgh based Gerry Loves Records, as well as their “Mermaid E.P” which was mastered by Bob Weston of Shellac.

PAWS have just recorded their debut LP with Rory Atwell at his recording studio, The Lightship95 ”“ the as yet untitled album will be released on Fat Cat Records

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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