London/Glasgow duo Sacred Paws uplifting debut album Strike A Match is out now via Rock Action. A vibrant collection of pop gems, Sacred Paws first full-length features ten complex yet instantly infectious songs, fitting perfectly between uplifting indie-pop and intricate post-punk.
Strike A Match has already received a slew of incredible reviews from the likes of Q, DIY, Clash, Loud & Quiet, The Skinny and more. Most recently single ‘Rest’ is currently playlisted BBC Radio 6 Music and was also awarded Album of Day at the station.
Sacred Paws formed in 2014 when guitarist and vocalist Rachel Aggs (also a member of Shopping and Trash Kit) and drummer Eilidh Rodgers’ former band Golden Grrrls disbanded. Looking for a good excuse to continue hanging out despite living hundreds of miles apart – with Rachel residing in London and Eilidh based in Glasgow – the two would travel every few months to write songs. The excitement of the two friends meeting after months away from one another bleeds into each Sacred Paws songs, and even the tracks with heavier or more contemplative lyrical content are full of sunny and infectious melodies.
Strikes A Match was produced by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub) and Sacred Paws at Castle Doom, Glasgow and mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios. It is available to purchase now via Rock Action.
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Praise for Strike A Match:
“… an alluring mystery” Q
"A refreshing debut album laced with energy and ideas” Clash
“… bright-eyed tunes served sunny-side up” - DIY
“joyous and much needed” Loud & Quiet
“… energised and uncompromising” Record Collector
“An intriguing and deeply satisfying debut” The Skinny
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