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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWR49OYNcu0

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Check em out live if you get the chance

paolo, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:22 (three months ago) Permalink

^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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

mark e, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:10 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

I like this record a lot.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 13:11 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah, this is good

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 13:11 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

This is awesome, great guitarist

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 13:21 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

devvvine, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Rachel Aggs is the best!

emil.y, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 23:04 (three months ago) Permalink

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

emil.y, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 23:06 (three months ago) Permalink

This album is very good!

michaellambert, Thursday, 13 April 2017 11:53 (three months ago) Permalink

right, so EOY 2017 winner, we all agreed?

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Thursday, 13 April 2017 12:29 (three months ago) Permalink

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

dance cum rituals (Moka), Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:02 (three months ago) Permalink

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

dance cum rituals (Moka), Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:03 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

This is fun

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

Love this record.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:01 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (four weeks ago) Permalink

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 (four weeks ago) Permalink


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