PAWS announce new album, No Grace, due 17th June via FatCat Records, and share two new tracks.. Extensive UK/European tour starts this month

April 13, 2016



Announce No Grace
Due 17th June via FatCat Records

Listen to ‘Gone So Long‘ and ‘No Grace’

UK & European Tour Dates

Written and recorded in a reflective period after spending an entire year on the road, PAWS are ready to unleash their new album, No Grace, on 17th June via FatCat Records. Produced by Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, the record represents a transformative period for the band. Non-stop touring pushed them to greater heights as musicians, and their ability to power through unfortunate circumstances has forged a united bond between them, adding an extra strength and confidence to their sound.

Today they share two new album tracks, ‘No Grace’ and ‘Gone So Long’, which are also available on a limited edition AA-side tour cassette:

The band will tour Europe in April and May before an extensive UK tour in June and July, including an album release show on 2nd July at London’s Moth Club. Dates are as follows:

22nd – Rotterdam, NL @ V11 w/ Dead Coast
23rd – Groningen, NL @ De Gym
24th – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
26th – Aarhus, DK @ TAPE
28th – Stavanger, NO @ Folken
29th – Bergen, NO @ Kvarteret
30th – Oslo, NO @ John Dee

2nd – Eskilstuna, SE @ Mint Editions
4th – Stockholm, SE @ Landet
5th – Gothenburg, SE @ Skujl 46
6th – Copenhagen, DK @ Stengade
7th – Malmo, SE @ Grand
8th – Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
10th – Vienna, AU @ Fluc w/ Pop1280
11th – Luzern, CH @ Schuur w/ TacoCat
12th – Zurich, CH @ Gonzo Club
13th – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur w/ TacoCat
14th – Tilburg, NL @ Extase w/ TacoCat
15th – Amsterdam, NL @ Butchers Tears
16th – Brussels, BE @ Magazin4 w/ The Coathangers
17th – Paris, FR @ Mechanique Ondulatoire w/ SWMRS
18th – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg @ Le National
19th – Kreuzlingen, Switzerland @ Horst Klub
20th – Bologna, IT @ No Sniffing Glucose Festival @ Mikasa
22nd – Fano, IT @ Inóore @ Bagnacciuga
24th – Geneva, Switzerland @ La Makhno w/ Terry Malts
26th – Oviedo, ES @ La Salvaje
27th – Madrid, ES @ GetMAD Festival
28th – Barcelona, ES @ La [2] de Sala Apollo

3rd – Inverness, UK @ Brew At The Bog Festival
22nd – Dundee, UK @ Conroy’s Bar w/ The Spook School, The Kimberly Steaks,
23rd – Aberdeen, UK @ The Lemon Tree w/ The Spook School
24th – Edinburgh, UK @ Summerhall w/ The Spook School
25th – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo w/ The Spook School
26th – York, UK @ The Fulford Arms w/ The Spook School
27th – Liverpool, UK @ Studio 2 w/ The Spook School
28th – Leicester, UK @ The Musician w/ The Spook School
29th – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen w/ The Spook School
30th – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House w/ The Spook School

1st – Bristol, UK @ Start The Bus w/ The Spook School
2nd – London, UK @ Moth Club w/ The Spook School
3rd – Brighton, UK @ Hope and Ruin w/ The Spook School
4th – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds w/ The Spook School
23rd – Sheffield, UK @ Bungalows and Bears w/ Big Deal, Hannah Lou Clark

Tickets are available at
More about PAWS…

PAWS are Phillip, Josh and Ryan. In 2012 the band released the Misled Youth EP followed shortly by their debut full length album Cokefloat!, which garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, BBC and SPIN. That album, recorded by ex-Test Icicle, Rory Attwell on the boat/studio “Lightship95,” introduced the band’s explosive songwriting to the world, boiling down emotionally charged lyrics with the whiplash snap of punk. The band soon after toured with Japandroids, Bleached, We Are Scientists and The Cribs and their live show proves time and again their comfort on the stage, leading SPIN Magazineto place the band at number four on their “Top 50 Best Acts at SXSW Festival in 2013.”

PAWS’ second album, Youth Culture Forever marked a significant change in strength and mood for the band. Recorded live in a home studio in the woods in upstate New York, the album captured the Scottish trio in their element. Fiercely loud and brutally raw, YCF also demonstrated emotional and dynamic depths that added new shades and colors to the sound already developed on their debut album, resulting in a record of renewed confidence and even greater scope.

The tour that followed pushed the band to new heights as musicians, continuing to forge a strong, united bond together, forcing them to dig deeper than ever before to keep their heads above water, especially when the consequences of constant travel and unfortunate circumstances reared their ugly heads. That tour, in all its theft grief and toil, cemented the idea in the band’s collective mind that in order to make something work, against all odds, you’ve gotta go big or go home…. which brings us to No Grace.

More than just the third PAWS record, No Grace is representative of a transformative period of time in the band’s life and is the gravel-throated affirmation of that ‘do it or die’ attitude that informs any great work of passion. It’s the song you sing when you get kicked in the teeth; the decision you make to get back on your feet and rattle off another punch; it’s the humility of defeat and the ecstasy of triumph because you never gave up. But more than anything, it’s the sound of the pure fucking energy and joy that comes from making something with your whole heart.

As well as being a statement of intent, No Grace was that opportunity to go big or go home. So PAWS went big. After discovering a mutual appreciation between themselves and bassist/producer Mark Hoppus (Blink 182/+44), PAWS enlisted his support to help push these new songs to their wildest heights and pack the heftiest punch they could muster. And from the eponymous opener and first single, ‘No Grace’, it’s clear the two are a perfect fit. Recorded last summer between Chem 19 in Glasgow and a private studio in Somerset, it’s a partnership that strikes hard through the core of the record, from the anthemic gut-punch of ‘N/A’ to the thrashed out madness of ‘Salt Lake’ and ‘Complete Contempt’, PAWS’ third album distills the best of what came before it and builds on it with strength and confidence.

Like its been bottled up and shaken every day for the past year and shot out point blank with every press of the play button; these songs soar and stun, they fill your head, swell in your heart, rumble in your belly and consume all available space in your ear canals. But more than all of these things, No Grace is what happens when instead of back down or giving in, you turn the fuck up.

We encourage you to do the same.

No Grace is available to pre-order:
Physical (US only)


1. No Grace
2. N/A
3. Impermanent
4. Gone So Long
5. Complete Contempt
6. Gild The Lily
7. Empire State
8. Salt Lake
9. Clarity
10. Asthmatic



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