With a gig tonight in Glasgow’s CCA and a new album, there is plenty keeping Glasgow-based PAWS busy. Josh Swinney, Phillip Taylor and John Bonnar make up the trio that have music journalists talking about their recent release, Your Church On My Bonfire, which was produced by Andy Monaghan and released via Ernest Jenning Recording Co. Josh from the band spoke with The Fountain about the new album and some of their favourite gigs.
TF: A new album, how exciting, what has the reception been like so far?
From the few people who have heard it, the reception has been positive.
TF: What inspired you to title it Your Church On My Bonfire?
A lyric from one of the songs on the album, we were looking to use an album lyric and were erring over a few. We decided on this as it seemed like an appropriate metaphor for the breakdown of a relationship, an important thing on the album.
TF: And will you be promoting this with a list of exciting tour dates?
We have several Scottish shows in the post, in addition to this we have many exciting tour dates to announce, as is our want, keep your eyes peeled for updates.
TF: Where has been your favourite gig to date?
Having played so many shows with so many amazing bands and artists its hard to pin one down, personally my favourites have been in no particular order (with other bands), The Breeders (ABC Glasgow), Death Cab for Cutie (Scala London), The Cribs (Brudenell Social Club Leeds) In terms of geographical location favourites, New York City is always a personal favourite of mine.
PAWS are performing in Glasgow’s CCA tonight and Summerhall, Edinburgh on 11th May 2019.