Not quite old enough to be called veterans, stalwarts of the Scottish indie rock scene PAWS are back with a new album and some friends for a short UK tour.
Saint Sappho opened up for the evening, some logistics interrupting their set with the queue outside only just being allowed in as they started. However, the show went on and the duo playing with a full band played a melancholic set somewhere between dreamscape and shoegaze.
Next up was local art rockers Lloyds House who recently released their EP ‘The Masochist’. Having been regularly gigging in Glasgow over the last year they have been covered on isthismusic.com plenty of times and every time they prove themselves to be one of best live acts around.
Headlining the evening was PAWS who also recently released their well received self titled album in October. Despite not being away that long there was a bit of a reunion feeling to the atmosphere and ‘Catherine 1956’ providing the first of many singalongs of the evening.
Their DIY. almost industrial sound is as strong as ever although the songwriting keeps maturing, sometimes literally with songs about their children. Frontman Philip spends some trying to make sure everyone spends their money on Lloyds House merch while Lloyds House return the favour and make sure the entire room is bouncing. Especially when hits like ‘Sore Tummy’ come on.
A really enjoyable gig and a great showcase of the breadth of Scottish bands across different stages in their careers.