PAWS ANNOUNCE ‘MISLED YOUTH’ EP out now
PAWS bash out infectious, lo-fi, garage pop-rock that can quickly shift from cute melancholia to an unnerving territorial roar. On top of the pulsating fuzzy noise the 3 piece produce, sit dreamy melodies that bare the bones of their author. Lyrical topics slide between sarcastic self-analysis and, onto more so than often, brutal home truths. Their energetic live show highlights the dynamics in their music and lyrics,- Soft, warm, and comforting verses that lead you unknowingly into a vicious, claws out attack from the chorus. Their vibrant music and live performances have built up a strong history of audience interaction and participation. Having recorded the majority of their releases from bedrooms/living rooms, the band hold a strong DIY ethic, and never spend too long on recording. 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. The Misled Youth EP is a limited cassette release in anticipation of their full length for FatCat (produced by Rory Attwell of Test Icicles). Featuring five new songs exclusive to the release, it’s full of DIY bounce and some slow burning tenderness that shows off the boys’ melodic chops. The tape will come with a download card for those who like their analog with a digital chaser.