Broken Record #24


PAWS are a band that we've been banging on about for a while now. Our head PAWS enthusiast, Adam Taylor was there back in 2012, catching their explosive live performances, gushing over their debut album and chatting to them about metal. Since then they've toured the world and had a well documented media spat with Morrissey, amongst other things. Their second album, Youth Culture Forever, is a darker but just as immediate "bundle of wonder". Basically everything seems fine and dandy in the world of PAWS. We caught up with Phillip Taylor and got him to tell us things about his (quite surprising) record collection.

Surprising Record

Nana Grizol - Ruth

My friend Nyla recently introduced me to this record and I'm absolutely in love with it already. I was surprised that I hadn't heard this already, so it's really nice to have it in my life now.
Record that reminds me of...moving to Glasgow to start a band

A Weather - Cove

My friend Nick introduced me to it and it has soundtracked my time in this city. I played in a band here for the first time, fell in love for the first time, got my heart really broken for the first time and so much more all to this record.
Under-rated Record

¡All Time Quarterback! - ¡All Time Quarterback!

One really under-rated album for me is ¡All Time Quarterback! by ¡All Time Quarterback!. A lo-fi recorded to tape affair from Ben Gibbard of Death Cab/Postal Service fame. It's a record that really shows the potential in Ben's writing and how he works in the purest format. A friend bought it for my 19th birthday present and it taught me a lot about songwriting and I think it's safe to say that it has definitely had a big influence.
Over-rated Record


Almost everything these days...
Joyful Record

Neutral Milk Hotel - In An Aeroplane Over The Sea

If I'm having a bad time, this album is a surefire way for me to throw those feelings out of the window and onto the trash heap at 1000 decibels.
Record From My Youth

The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't We?

This record was a massive one for me growing up. Long family drives on Saturday afternoons, hanging in my older brother's room watching him play video games and secretly stealing it from his CD collection to listen to in my room when he was out. The Cranberries were and still are one of my favourite bands and the first thing I ever learned to play on the guitar was a Cranberries song.

Something else...