Daddy Issues + Paws

The Waterfront

December 10, 2018 from 19:30 to 23:00

Doors 7:30pm. 14+

The Waterfront presents Daddy Issues + Paws The Waterfront Studio Monday 10th December 2018 Doors 7.30pm 14+ £9 Advance STBF Ever heard something that sounded so much like a great band name that you were tempted to form a band just so you could use it? That's how the feminist indie pop trio Daddy Issues first came together. In 2014, Jenna Moynihan was attending a show at a D.I.Y. venue in her home town of Nashville, Tennessee called the Farm when she saw someone had written "Daddy Issues" in large letters on the bathroom wall. Moynihan was quite taken with the phrase, convinced it must be the name of a group that had appeared at the Farm. Some online research convinced Jenna that was not the case after all, so she decided she'd form a band and call it Daddy Issues. Moynihan rounded up a pair of like-minded friends, Emily Maxwell and Jenna Mitchell, and even though they didn't have much experience on their instruments, soon Moynihan was holding down lead guitar and vocals, Maxwell was playing drums, and Mitchell was their bassist, playing music that was part punk, part pop, and part grunge. Daddy Issues released a single, "Pizza Girl," in May 2014, with "Ugly When I Cry" following in September. By the summer of 2015, the band had attracted the attention of Nashville-based indie label Infinity Cat Recordings. The label gave Daddy Issues a break by releasing an eight-song cassette, Can We Still Hang, as part of their subscription cassette series. The trio soon struck a deal with Infinity Cat, and a split single with White Reaper was released in December 2015. Daddy Issues devoted much of 2016 and early 2017 to live work, including tours with Tacocat and Diet Cig, and in May 2017 they released their first full-length album, Deep Dream. PAWS are Phillip Taylor, Josh Swinney and John Bonnar. In 2012 the band released the Misled Youth EP followed shortly by their debut album Cokefloat!, which garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, The BBC and SPIN. That album, recorded by Rory Attwell on the boat/studio “Lightship95,” introduced the band’s explosive songwriting to the world, boiling down emotionally charged lyrics with the whiplash snap of punk. PAWS live show proves time and again their comfort on the stage, leading SPIN Magazine to place the band at number four on their “Top 50 Best Acts at SXSW Festival in 2013.” PAWS’ second album, Youth Culture Forever marked a significant change in strength and mood for the band. Recorded live in a home studio in the woods in upstate New York, the album captured the Scottish trio in their element. Fiercely loud and brutally raw, YCF also demonstrated emotional and dynamic depths that added new shades and colours to the sound already developed on their debut album, resulting in a record of renewed confidence and even greater scope. The band were also very humbled to see Youth Culture Forever become their second album to be nominated for The Scottish Album Of The Year Award.

Venue Details

139-141 King Street, Norwich