Concert Review: PAWS

Taken by Sean Murphy

Taken by Sean Murphy

By: Sean Murphy


Casbah San Diego

10 May 2014

Now is the time for PAWS. A time to go looking for their music and press play. The reason is that this trio of indie rock Glasgow-based Scots, recently in the press for their rumored feud involving Morrissey, packed the halls of the Casbah San Diego last Saturday, opening for We Are Scientists.

Since 2010, PAWS have been an incarnation of punk and indie rock. Their poignant lyrics humbly demand that the listener lend their ears to the music, and heed PAWS’ fusion of melody, angst, and sardonicism.

Aside from the vitriol encounter at the Observatory in San Jose, it is not the first time PAWS has made headlines. Spin Magazine placed the band in at number four on their “Top 50 Best Acts at SXSW Festival 2013.”

In the past, PAWS has maintained a relentless touring philosophy, appearing with acts such as Japandroids, Bleached, and The Cribs. Spring 2014 will witness PAWS unleash their sophomore album “Youth Culture Forever” via FatCat Records, recorded in Upstate New York.