Scottish alt-rockers PAWS premiere their autumnal video for “Sore Tummy” (ft. guest vocals by Alice Costelloe of Big Deal). The band also announced its first run of US tour dates, and is confirmed to play this year’s SXSW music festival.
Full US/UK tour dates below.
“Sore Tummy” Video Credits
Filmed by Nick Anderson & Phillip Taylor
Set by Mischa Zielinska
Edited by Phillip Taylor
Thank you to Fionn and Mairi for cutting out the leaves.
Thank you Xav for letting Phil borrow your laptop to make this.
Thank you Phil’s flatmates for putting up with the tree’s in the hallway…
UK Tour Dates
2/15 – Tunnels, Aberdeen
2/16 – Madhatters, Inverness
2/17 – Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh
2/18 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
2/19 – Bungalows & Bears, Sheffield
2/20 – Jericho, Oxford
2/21 – Dalston Victoria, London
2/22 – Green Door Store, Brighton
2/23 – Heart Attack & Vine, Newcastle
US Tour Dates
3/5 Glasslands Brooklyn, NY
3/6 – Cake Shop, New York NY
3/7 – DC9, Washington DC
3/8 – The Barbary, Philadelphia PA
3/9 – Shea Stadium, Brooklyn NY
3/10 – TBD Upstate NY
3/11 – Great Scott, Allston MA
3/13 – 3/16 SXSW, Austin TX
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 three-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. Phil, the band’s resident lyricist sums the album’s themes;
“All of the lyrics are pretty much a documentation of the past 2 years. A lot of crazy things have happened in our lives – some good, some horrific. I’d like to say that there is a strong feeling of positivity and hope running throughout this record, light piercing through some distinctly dark times. We’re playing in this band to keep going and stay alive.”
PAWS rose out of the demise of a living room recording project, that after losing a member, was renamed and redirected into a raw nerve of DIY punk/garage that’s vibrant yet familiar and built on the traditions of English pop from Buzzcocks to Yuck. The band has spent its tenure opening for the likes of No Age, Wavves, Happy Birthday, The Babies, Harlem, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Black Lips and that DIY spirit pops up in the fact that they’ve done so in spaces as diverse as bathrooms, skate parks and a particularly difficult show on the top of a double-decker bus.
Street Date: Oct. 9, 2012
Formats: CD, Digital, LP
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7. Sore Tummy
8. Get Bent
10. Miss American Bookworm
11. Bird Inside Birdcage, Ribcage Inside Bird
12. Winners Don’t Bleed
13. Poor Old Christopher Robin