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Listen: Pawws – “Outside”

25 Sep

Pawws Outside

How long ago was July? It feels like no time at all as that was when we (finally) first heard the wonderfully uplifting poptacularness of Pawws and her utterly fantastic ”Slow Love”. Time has flown by since then with the track on repeat and our frantic attempts to work out if we can host a gig and see her perform (without missing any of our acts) at a different venue on the same evening at Norwich Sound and Vision, and now (with that dilemma as yet unresolved) we have more Pawws music to fall in love with.

Vocally Lucy Taylor is sounding quite Madonna-ry and “Outside” sees her embracing a darker side, a beautiful melancholy even. The beat is gentle but unrelenting, like a nagging realisation waiting to burst forth, something you can feel but can’t quite articulate. A heartbeat pulsing softly as the blood of love slowly stops flowing. It’s like watching the midnight of a relationship with perfect star-speckled clarity, there is hope in Taylor’s voice despite the uncertainty of her future, ”Will I ever get love again” she wonders. But in the end, being left on the outside of a dying relationship is better than being trapped on the inside and the coolness of the delicate pop feels refreshed and optimistic, freed at last and able to look in and see all that previously had been hidden.

”Slow Love” (released alongside “Time To Say Goodbye”) is out now on (limited to 300 copies) 7” vinyl single via ASL Records and can be ordered here. Pawws live dates can be found here.


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Listen: Pawws – “Slow Love”

19 Jun

Pawws

Given that “Slow Love” first appeared online a couple of months back now, it is fair to say we are a little late to the party. We like to think of it as being fashionably late mind you, long after all the people you invite just to fill it out have turned up but still before the booze has run out, Whigfield is on repeat on the stereo (even if the party is on a Thursday) and all your fish have mysteriously vanished from their tank.

Yep, we turned up at exactly the right moment for this stupendous piece of pop music from Pawws, as the video will be unveiled at any moment and the single is now up for pre-order (more on that later). There was nothing slow about our love for it at all, it was immediate and rather overwhelming actually. We were infatuated (still are) and it has been played a rather ridiculous amount of times and at volumes that tend to result in the police turning up at your house asking if you ‘wouldn’t mind turning it down please’ and ‘why is there a guy running around outside with a plastic bag filled with water singing, I’m going to eat you little fishy?’.

If skittles let you “taste the rainbow” then “Slow Love” makes you “see, hear, feel, and surf the rainbow”. With influences from the likes of Robyn, Annie and Kylie it’s a spin around during the chorus piece of electro-pop fantasticness. Lucy Taylor’s beautifully sweet and heartfelt vocals blend perfectly with its full on grooveability. Alongside Chvrches, Pawws is showing that there is still a lot of life in the pop-dog yet.

”Slow Love” is released alongside “Time To Say Goodbye” on limited to 300 copies 7” vinyl single on 15 July via. ASL Records and can be pre-ordered here.


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