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Glasgow pop-punk trio PAWS will return to the States in the fall for a short tour. More dates to be announced soon. Phillip Taylor of PAWS recently recorded this solo cover version of Elliott Smith’s “Needle In The Hay.”

Tour Dates:

11/13 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
11/14 Allston, MA – Great Scott
11/15 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
11/16 Columbus, OH – Cafe Bourbon Street
11/17 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
11/18 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
11/22 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
11/23 Seattle, WA – Barboza
11/27 Los Angeles, CA – The Smell


PAWS are Phillip, Josh and Ryan.

The band formed in the ashes of a briefly (but passionately) lived “Violent Femme-esque”, Glasgow-based band called “A Copenhagen Hope”. After the departure of one of its founding members (Nick Anderson) the remaining three friends (Phillip Taylor, Josh Swinney and Matthew Scott) formed PAWS.

After their first show in 2010 opening for Dum Dum Girls in Glasgow on a sold-out bill, the band began to establish a strong presence in Glasgow and the surrounding areas by playing weekly. The trio self recorded and released the majority of their early writings on a small bedroom run cassette tape label that Phillip had started called Cath Records. As well as those releases, the band released their debut 7″ vinyl in 2011 on Edinburgh Based indie label Gerry Loves Records. In the beggining of 2012 PAWS signed with Brighton/Brooklyn based FatCat Records. Their first release for the label was their Misled Youth EP in May of that year. In October their debut full length album Cokefloat! was released. The LP was recorded by ex Test Icicle, Rory Attwell on the boat/studio “Lightship95” docked in London’s Trinity Buoy Wharf.

A relentless touring schedule throughout their first three years has seen PAWS tour the UK, Europe, USA and gather a strong and loyal fan base wherever they go. The band have toured with Japandroids, Bleached, We Are Scientists, The Cribs and have also previously been invited to open shows for The Breeders, Fucked Up, Mates Of State, No Age, Wavves, Ty Segall and many others. SPIN Magazine placed the band in at number four on their “Top 50 Best Acts at SXSW Festival 2013”.

In Spring 2013 Matthew departed from the band to pursue other interests and Ryan Drever (No Island/Garden Of Elks) was added to complete the PAWS puzzle. 2014 will see the release of their sophomore album for FatCat Records which will be recorded in New York this winter.

Street Date: Out Now

1. Catherine 1956
2. Jellyfish
3. Homecoming
4. Pony
5. Bloodline
6. Boregasm
7. Sore Tummy
8. Get Bent
9. Tulip
10. Miss American Bookworm
11. Bird Inside Birdcage, Ribcage Inside Bird
12. Winners Don’t Bleed
13. Poor Old Christopher Robin

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