Sunday 29 January 2017, 7.30pm
Sacred Paws return to OTO in a joyous line-up alongside double-drumming duo, Rattle.
“Undisputed band of the night are Sacred Paws, comprising Eilidh of Golden Grrls and Skeleton Bob on drums, and Rachel from Electrelane affiliates Trash Kit on guitar. Raw Soweto high-life riffs and rolling Afrobeat grooves are filtered through post-punk sass and ramshackle K Records charm. It’s an utterly joyous sound, the duo trading giddy melodies and righteous chants over febrile rhythms and chunky, infectious guitar. Judging by the dancing feet and smiling faces, Glasgow has a new favourite band.” – The List
RATTLE focus almost exclusively on drums and more drums, beneath a delicate overlay of vocal harmonies and percussive effects. Formed by Katharine Eira Brown (also of Kogumaza) and Theresa Wrigley (also of Fists), Rattle began as an experiment in crafting rich songs and melody using drums and voice alone. Their music weaves and intertwines post-punk, minimalism and experimental rock, through off-kilter rhythms, patterns and counter melodies. They released their debut album, 'Rattle' in August 2016 via Upset The Rhythm and I Own You Records. This led to invitations to support Animal Collective on a short UK tour and The Julie Ruin on their European tour. Their live performances are at once hypnotic, monastic and danceable. The band have just completed their second album in their home town of Nottingham, UK due for release later this year. Cafe Oto have recently released a live recording of the band performing in 2017 and God Unknown Records are releasing a split 7" of Rattle and Xylouris White in May 2018.
“Relative veterans of the UK’s ever-fertile DIY scene, Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers originally formed Sacred Paws while playing together in Glasgow-based lo-fi types Golden Grrrls, whose sole, self-titled album was jointly released by Slumberland and Night School in 2013.
Several mixtapes and many Megabus journeys later (they continue to be divided between Glasgow and London), Sacred Paws settled on a sound midway between afrobeat and US post-punk à la Pylon and The B-52’s. Soon after, they began to play shows together, which eventually escalated into a gigging schedule which would put many bands to shame.” - The Skinny
Serafina Steer (UK) is a songwriter and instrumentalist. She currently writes and performs (bass guitar) for Bas Jan: a three piece band started in 2015. The first single from their forthcoming self- titled EP is called 'No Sign' and will be released on February 6th 2017.
The most recent (2013) of her three solo harp-based albums is called 'The Moths Are Real', produced by Jarvis Cocker and was Rough Trade's album of the month.