Released: 14th May 2012
Label: FatCat Records
PAWS is a three piece band from Glasgow, Scotland, and this is their new EP Misled Youth. They are a DIY band when it comes to recording their material, and it certainly shows off on this EP. The mix of low-fi garage rock and pop-rock hooks creates five tracks which captivate the listener instantly.
The vocals are embedded deep within the fuzzy, chaotic instrumentation, but that also gives off the impression that the sound is fleshed out more than it actually is. The ideas thrown around in these tracks are great too, and the variety amongst them allows for the EP to go from long, drawn out sounds (Bainz) to fast, rocking tunes such as The Hospital Song.
PAWS only spent a week recording and finishing this EP, and they’ve managed to come out with five sterling tracks that manage to sound both hard rocking and catchy at the same time. The EP is limited to just 250 hand-numbered cassette copies, but you can listen to a free stream of Misled Youth HERE.