Sacred Paws - Strike A Match

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I know a few Ilxors have expressed their love for this sweet little album. I heard it in a shop while deciding between two different records. I put them both back and bought this instead.
The vibe is the-same-but-different all the way through: super-tight African-influenced guitar and drum playing, a smidgen of 90s-era Matador indie (Helium, Sleater-Kinney), and some very infectious hooks. I like how this particular lead track kicks up a gear right towards the end.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:15 (two years ago) link

Check em out live if you get the chance

paolo, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:22 (two years ago) link

^sound of the summer iirc

(I love this band)

Vlogs from other credible bands such as Shed Seven (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:02 (two years ago) link

never heard of this band before, but damn that was really good.

mark e, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:10 (two years ago) link

The whole record has a simple, totally positive energy that I can't find in much else right now.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 13:09 (two years ago) link

I like this record a lot.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 13:11 (two years ago) link

yeah, this is good

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 13:11 (two years ago) link

I really want them to play near me so I'm looking out. Do they even have a bass guitar in the mix? The playing is super-intricate. I haven't heard any of their other projects but apparently they have quite a few between them.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 13:13 (two years ago) link

This is awesome, great guitarist

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 13:21 (two years ago) link

I haven't listened to this band yet but Rachel Aggs is also in Shopping and Trash Kit and they are both great.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:01 (two years ago) link

This album is great and is the Summerjam Hot Rock i've been waiting for.

devvvine, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:19 (two years ago) link

Rachel Aggs is the best!

emil.y, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 23:04 (two years ago) link

(Also when I complain about ilx liking the wrong indie -> Aggs bands are the right indie)

emil.y, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 23:06 (two years ago) link

This album is very good!

michaellambert, Thursday, 13 April 2017 11:53 (two years ago) link

right, so EOY 2017 winner, we all agreed?

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Thursday, 13 April 2017 12:29 (two years ago) link

Contender for top 10 albums of 2017 for me so far.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:02 (two years ago) link

I like how genuinely fun it sounds, no pretentions just mindless sunny music.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:03 (two years ago) link

I adore this album. The drummer, Eilidh Rodgers, brings so much to the table and her interplay with Aggs really makes this thing pop. Just wanted to send some love the incredible drumming all over this record.

brontosaur, Thursday, 13 April 2017 19:33 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

this is such a delight. they have a great dynamic together and i really love the drumming & the early r.e.m./sleater-kinney-esque overlapping vocals. the title track is one of the most joyous sounding things i've heard this year

ufo, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 07:40 (two years ago) link

This is fun

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 10:47 (two years ago) link

Love this record.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:01 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Just discovered this album/band via the summer jam 2017 thread.
I'm not too familiar with the album yet and it may seem a bit repetitive/limited in its variety but so far I like it a lot.
My favourite track atm is "everyday".
They make me think of a mix between the Go-Go's and early Vampire Weekend.

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 1 June 2017 08:34 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

This won the SAY Award tonight, as I had a feeling it would. Maybe not the album on the list that means the most to me but I'm still playing this frequently, just great upbeat pop for anyone who DOESN'T HATE FUN. Well deserved winner really, I was just rooting for Meursault for personal reasons.

Jonathan Hellion Mumble, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 21:40 (two years ago) link

Well, the Meursault is a much, much better album! I like Sacred Paws singles and their whole thing really but the album's a bit of a grind because it's kinda samey.

everything, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 22:10 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

now on merge

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 15:20 (six months ago) link

As expected, dope.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 17:46 (six months ago) link

shit. that is great.

calumy (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 18:19 (six months ago) link

wow they're getting even better

ufo, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 04:05 (six months ago) link

discovered this band a few weeks ago by listening to forks's spotify playlist of the 2017 Top 77. thanks y'all, this shit is RIGHT up my alley, loopy and propulsive and maximally head-sticky. stoked that there's more new stuff coming.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 16:21 (six months ago) link

very good band

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 18:44 (six months ago) link

Still crazy to me that Mac from Superchunks weird little label is such a powerhouse now

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 18:45 (six months ago) link

Fantastic track

silent as a seashell Julia (Sund4r), Thursday, 31 January 2019 14:32 (six months ago) link

LOVE this

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 13:25 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

this band is so good

album Run Around The Sun is out May 31

ufo, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 22:51 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

the album is really good and probably a step up from the debut

ufo, Thursday, 30 May 2019 14:36 (two months ago) link

Thanks for reminding me, I still need to listen to this one.

emil.y, Thursday, 30 May 2019 17:35 (two months ago) link

This new record is fantastic.

brontosaur, Friday, 31 May 2019 17:55 (two months ago) link

Never heard of them until now, but liking this album...

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Friday, 31 May 2019 22:00 (two months ago) link

Final track ("Other Side") is particularly excellent

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Friday, 31 May 2019 22:34 (two months ago) link

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