Exposure: Glasgow indie trio PAWS
Over the past 12 months, Glasgow trio PAWS have gone from ambitious bedroom jams to supporting damn near every cult US indie export to grace our fair shores (Dum Dum Girls, Wavves, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti etc). Combining Dinosaur Jr-esque melodic noisemongery with colourful imagery, restless energy and an ear for a good hook, PAWS are fast carving their own name into the local live scene, and having the most fun in the process. Intrigued? Here’s vocalist Phil Taylor to tell you more.
For anyone as yet unaware of PAWS, can you tell us a bit about the band?
PAWS are Phillip, Josh and Matt. We live in Glasgow. Two of us went to school together in the Highlands. We write and record our own music and we all share great enthusiasm for punk rock and cute animals.
What inspires you/gets you going?
A lot of things I guess, but the biggie has been just going to shows, collecting records and stuff like that. The idea that you can just make music with some friends because it’s fun and then record your little inventions to share them with everyone. Making loud noises just feels really, really natural.
What would you like people to take away from your music?
Anything they want. It’s totally up to them. We just have fun making it and if anyone likes it, or even doesn’t like it for that matter, that’s totally cool. We are flattered if anyone takes anything from it. Good or bad. Send us your love/hate mail.
PAWS’ self-released EP My Parents Said We Can’t See Each Other Anymore is out now.
PAWS play King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow on Sat 23 Apr with St. Deluxe and Bronto Skylift, and at the Pensioners album launch, Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh, Wed 27 Apr.