Released: 30th July 2012
Label: FatCat Records
Back in May I reviewed Misled Youth, the latest EP from Glasgow-based PAWS. The three-piece describe the sound they perform as ‘infectious, lo-fi, garage pop-rock’ and it created one of my favourite EPs of the year. The mix of gritty, passionate vocals and instrumentations produced a personality from band to songs which allowed Misled Youth to become an easily accessible listen.
This time PAWS return with Jellyfish/Bloodline, a double A sided digital single to not only boost numbers to their modest discography, but to also spread their sound out to as many people as possible before the release of their debut album, Cokefloat. Cokefloat isn’t released until the 1st of October, which gives you readers the best time to check out PAWS’ discography right now.
This single reveals the poppier side of PAWS, as while the tracks feature brash, punk-styled guitar riffs and production that is barely on the right side of low-fi, it somehow manages to remain catchy enough for the more mainstream people to get into. The simplistic instrumentations allow for listeners to instantly take a liking to the songs, and have the infectious quality to be played over and over again.
Jellyfish could easily become a great hit for the summer, and Bloodline is a little nastier but just as enjoyable. PAWS look pretty much set to have a fantastic debut on their hands, they’ve just got to release the thing now. Cokefloat is out 1st October via FatCat Records.