Fresh from their SAY award win with debut album Strike a Match, the Glasgow-based act are back with their trademark brand of highlife-inspired pop. Run Around The Sun sees the band playing on themes of insecurity, loneliness and resilience. Not ones to bring their audience down, every track is buoyed by triumphant horns and infectious rhythm sections. On ‘Life’s Too Short’ Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers sing in unison about continuing in the face of opposition, while ‘Shame on Me’ reflects on a failed relationship. ‘What’s So Wrong’ ponders on the cyclical routine depression forces us into, all played out over a chaotically joyful melody. With this record, Sacred Paws have created an album you can dance through your existential crisis to.
Live: Redon on June 13th