Glasgow’s PAWS have always been a band where fans of their music seem to seek them out. Going strong for so long, after touring and releasing albums at a fairly fevered pace, they returned home and regrouped. Their last release No Grace came out three years ago, and though it was a solid album, it was apparent that they needed to take some down time. Now with their new album Your Church On My Bonfire due in late April, their first two singles have us ready for the album to make its debut.
The first of the two, “Not Enough” should bring fans around to that sound that the band pulled them in with. The biggest difference is that the sound is more maturated and focused. The hooks are still there, in fact them come in quickly and the band is still playing solid indie rock, but it’s also a sound that feels a bit less shaky and more grown. PAWS haven’t changed their sound, they’re just approaching it with more definition and clarity. The second, “The Watering Hole” has more depth, where the vocals seem to be more emotive and personal. There’s an almost inward looking feel here, though it’s not a far cry from what the band has employed in the past. Both songs are definitely more studied and offer the band’s music to a wider audience without sounding like sell outs in the process.
You can stream both singles on all streaming sites, you can purchase them from digital shops, or you can pre-order Your Church On My Bonfire directly from Ernest Jenning Record Co. on clear and pink vinyl. PAWS is at SXSW tonight and tomorrow as well ebfore their tour resumes in Houston, TX for Flower Fest at The Continental Club on March 17 until August 03 in Beauly, U.K. for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. A complete list of their tour dates can be found here.
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