Sacred Paws return to Summerhall’s Dissection Room in June 2019 in celebration of Run Around The Sun, the follow-up to their SAY Award-winning debut album Strike a Match.
The album brims with upbeat reflections on growing up and looking back. Shimmering guitar riffs dance between snappy beats and swooning melodies that will have crowds committing to far more than a simple head-bob. “I think we’d get bored if it was too slow,” Eilidh says. “We’d never want to play something live that people couldn’t dance to. It would feel really strange to us. It’s kind of the whole point.”
The first iteration of Sacred Paws was a long distance affair – Eilidh in Glasgow and Rachel in South London. They’d meet up periodically to write songs and Strike A Match was “all the songs that we happened to have, put on an album,” says Rachel. She recently moved from London to Glasgow and though it made little difference to the scrapbook approach Sacred Paws have to creating music, Run Around The Sun fizzes with a renewed sense of urgency, with bigger hooks and choruses and an even more varied sonic palette.