“A brutal burst of pure emotion that takes no prisoners as its ruthless, lyrical content once again becomes a symbolic unifier. Fuck death. Love PAWS”
PAWS formed from 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 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 almost weekly at times.
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. In early 2012, PAWS signed with Brighton/Brooklyn based FatCat Records and released their debut full length album ‘Cokefloat!’ in October of that year. his Spring 2014 will see the release of their sophomore album ‘Youth Culture Forever’.
A relentless touring schedule has seen PAWS traverse the UK, Europe, USA and gather a strong and loyal fan base wherever they go. 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.