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Run Around The Sun

Sacred Paws

Run Around The Sun

Second release from the Glasgow-based indie pop duo Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers who's debut Strike A Match won the 2017 Scottish Album of the Year Award

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  1. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    It retains energy, but has enough twists and turns to still provide a consistently interesting landscape. They have made a beautiful confectionary, but one made with rigour, skill, and care. A joyful album
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    An unrelenting, fast-paced doubling down on its energetic predecessor that, at its best, conjures a a blissful day to cocoon you from even your worst problems
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There’s no doubt that Sacred Paws are still the kind of act that can get you dancing at the front of the stage. They just might also spend time lulling you into quiet introspection
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  4. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Regardless of what keeps the two apart, Aggs and Rodgers show us that real bonds don't need proximity to flourish—as with Sacred Paws, the best relationships thrive on a steady rhythm
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  5. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The Scotland-based duo delight in controlled chaos, interweaving arguments and anxieties with their most exuberant work to date
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  6. 7.0 |   Clash

    Sacred Paws feel like they have figured out how people listen to music ie. as part of playlists rather than albums, and have set out to write a collection of songs that will fit perfectly into the popular picks in your three minute indie summery vibe playlist, a place where a fair few will nestle in nicely
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  7. 7.0 |   DIY

    Sacred Paws are having fun, and you just have to go along with the ride
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  8. 7.0 |   A.V. Club

    Glasgow-based indie poppers Sacred Paws offer up a second album full of brisk, bright songs that draw from several styles, notably Afrobeat and post-punk
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  9. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s no-holds-barred music that seeks to take up as much space as possible, with Aggs’ idiosyncratic guitar style and Rogers’ off-kilter drumming culminating in a joyful cacophony of sound
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  10. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It's the change of pace and mood on the reflective "How Far" that marks Run Around The Sun as a real advance. Print edition only

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