Sugar, her debut EP, is coloured by a subtlety of emotion and lingering nostalgia that encapsulates the maturity of her sound, all the while exploring the tempestuousness of relationships. “I guess the main theme of this EP is the what happens when you continue loving someone, even when you know it is bad for you,” she explains. “Although the EP is generally about the pitfalls of love I still think it has an element of hope to it, because you only take risks and end up in those situations when you’re open with your heart.”
7/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 14 August 2014
Short but sweet EP of understated synthpop here from London-based singer-songwriter Lucy Taylor, aka Pawws. How come everyone's putting an extra letter in their name nowadays? Is this what happens when all the good band names are taken, sort of like with email addresses? If you have an answer to this conundrum, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
It's pretty slinky stuff, kind of like The Human League meets The xx, maybe? Apparently she describes it as "upsetting disco" with its catchy, danceable tunes and reflective relationship-angst lyrics. It's more dreamy downbeat synthpop than disco, but the warm repetitive pulsating synths are quite relaxing and comforting. Maybe that's just because I listened to the Pet Shop Boys a lot when I was a Youthbot. It's largely a strong EP, though I did knock a mark off for the epic plodding Disney-ish ballad at the end. Still, three decent songs out of four isn't bad.
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