Glasgow based indie-pop duo have released their vibrant new single ‘The Conversation’, taken from their forthcoming album Run Around The Sun. The follow-up to Strike A Match their SAY Award winning debut, Run Around The Sun is due for released May 31st via Rock Action.
‘The Conversation’ is the explosive opening track from Run Around The Sun. Beginning with a scream of guitar ‘The Conversation’ includes all the hallmarks of a classic Sacred Paws song – where intricate guitar work and complex drumming collide with pop-smarts and dual vocals of both Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers. The track was written about a long-forgotten argument between friends, composed in the band’s traditional unplanned approach, each member’s thoughts and feelings slaloming through the other’s. “You’re all wrong, you’re walking away/ Why would we even try to have this conversation?” the song asks before resolving to move on – “I’m running, I’m hiding out, resisting I’m keeping this to myself…”. The argument that inspired it is long forgotten but the feelings remain.
Run Around The Sun includes the previously shared ‘Brush Your Hair’. An infectiously fun listen, ‘Brush Your Hair’ has quickly become a favourite on BBC Radio 6 Music.
Elsewhere, 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.
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