There's an art to tagging songs on bandcamp
. You don't want to make them too dull/literal but you certainly don't want to make them too wacky. You don't want them to pigeonhole your group nor do you want them to sound like a needy attempt to win cool points by associating your group with a bunch of hip genres. It's a conundrum, for sure. Sacred Paws
sidestep these traps by tagging their brilliant "i n s t r u m e n t a l ((DEMO))"
as "devotional freak out Glasgow"
. Having seen them twice in the last week "devotional" is apt as their insistent, highlife resonant guitar shapes and punk rhythms induce a kind of shamanistic dance trance as your brain empties of all its workaday nonsense and focuses on just moving in time. Sacred Paws is two thirds of Golden Grrrls
- Eilidh Rodgers
and Rachel Aggs
(also of the wonderful Trash Kit
) - and despite being only a year into their existence they already have enough memorable songs to send most of their more established peers back to the drawing board. Their first release is a split tape/download
(Comfort On A Tightrope
) with Hannah Lew
of Grass Widow
. Sacred Paws' songs are roughly recorded but diamonds all the same. Hannah Lew covers The Mantles' much revered "Don't Lie"
. Get on it! Oh, and should they come anywhere near your house, you must
make the effort to see them live.
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