PAWRAWNAW (zyng015)

by The Nosuns

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    ZyNg tapes are very proud to introduce you to the sound of THE NOSUNS. Ukulele, Drums & Vocals has never sounded so good.

    The Nosuns are brothers Peter and Jimmi, originally fae Aberdeen, separated by thousands of miles, and held together by some tape and the need to keep making music.

    "PAWRAWNAW" was recorded and mixed by the brothers Nosun, without the two ever being on the same continent. As with it's predecessor, "The Third Line" (released in 2015), the album sees the band draw on influences such as lo-fi, indie rock, acoustic, electro and bedroom pop.

    The band's witty and occasionally dark lyrics, inspired by the weird folk they’ve met, are delivered in The Nosuns´ distinctive vocal style, backed by a stripped back sound which might be described as “ukulele garage rock”!

    The 12 track cassette is limited to 42 copies world-wide & is packaged in a special unique design textured black box with black & white artwork. The c60 shell is jet black with black label with white print. Each cassette is individually hand numbered and comes with a free 25mm NOSUNS button badge.

    Buy the tape or the download and get 9 extra exclusive bonus tracks; including demos, alternative versions, outtakes and also the very first NOSUNS song ever recorded.

    ** Reviews **

    “Professor 200”, like most of the tracks on PAWRAWNAW, is a short, sharp, witty two minutes with a catchy earworm type of vibe… If you like something a tad off the mainstream, check out The Nosuns. “Track of the Day” on Little Indie Blog

    The Nosuns return with a new release titled PAWRAWNAW, a collection of tracks loaded with dark immense lyrical poetry… the folky tune Bo Merton is a short story set to a fierce and ferocious ukulele melody.
    Diamond deposits blog

    This band hails from Aberdeen, UK and has a selection of interestingly named songs. This band is refreshingly different from a lot of bands out there and deserves a good listen.
    indiepoplove.com

    Lo-fi Scottish indie-pop, done exceptionally well by Aberdeen's The Nosuns.
    electricsoundofjoy.com

    “The Third Line” is a beautiful debut from South Korea's The Nosuns. Dave Candler, Korean Homesick Blues.
    The acoustic meets the electronic to form a dynamic that is more than beneficial to the auditory senses. The Nosuns… create sumptuous compositions of stunning beauty.
    Diamond Deposits blog

    The duo have released a collection of lo-fi indie infused anthems with an electroacoustic vibe running through the tracks. Interspersed with samples the tracks have a delicate feel to them, with a melodic undercurrent and plenty of harmonies.
    Rock and Roll Creations

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get the 12 track album plus a whopping 9 BONUS tracks featuring demos, outtakes, alternative versions and the first ever NOSUNS song they recorded.

Bonus Tracks

1. Video Games (Lana Del Ray Cover)
2. Bo Merton (Solo Ukelele Demo)
3. Jeongbalsan (Acoustic Mix)
4. Mr Choi (Solo Ukelele Demo)
5. Smiffy (PAWRAWNAW Outtake)
6. Gupabal (Acoustic Demo)
7. The Song 1-1 (PAWRAWNAW Outtake)
8. Nokbeon (Acoustic Demo)
9. The Forest Is Silent (First Nosuns Recording)

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released March 25, 2016

REVIEWS

Brand new on ZyNg Tapes is the cassette album Pawrawnaw by The Nosuns, which is packaged within a fold-out card sleeve with lyric booklet and free badge, and is limited to just 42 copies. The Nosuns are two brothers from Aberdeen, though their album was recorded in Seoul and Cádiz. This is a great album of noisy lo-fi indiepop, each track named after a fictional character the brothers have created. Professor 200 is lo-fi punky noisepop with quirky lyrics like "There's a girl beside me/Who smells like a man". Sir Daniel Danielson is noisy indiepop with fuzzy distorted vocals. Iona McCloud is raw bedroom pop, melodic with an off-centre edge. Bo Merton is brilliant rough-around-the-edges indiepop in the spirit of the noisier bands from the genre's classic era. Mr Stagg combines punk energy with pop melody and a shoegaze-esque wall of atmospheric noise. Whilst the whole album is great, the absolute highlight must surely be Hanna McNim, fantastic catchy noisepop with attitude - I love this track and have found its addictive tune hard to shift from my brain! This tape is selling quickly so get a copy while you still can!

Kim Harten - Bliss/Aquamarine
www.blissaquamarine.net/zyngtapes29.html

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One of the first things I can tell you about "PAWRAWNAW" is that it's a lot of fun to say. I like to just walk around and shout it at people, although as I type this I have a bit of a sore throat which I assure you is not from yelling "PAWRAWNAW" at strangers. If you watch "Rick & Morty" you're probably pretty awesome, but you probably also know that Rick has some nonsensical catchphrases and I just imagine "PAWRAWNAW" as being one of them, so in that way I do like to use it like "wubbalubbadubdub".

These songs are also all titled after character names, but that's something you just learn to accept as you listen to them. You know, a lot of artists belong in genres of music but for The Nosuns I really believe that they belong more in a timeframe than a specific genre. I remember when the radio was first sort of transitioning over after "grunge" and Mtv seemed to be airing some of their final music videos as they didn't seem to know what to do with themselves.

From the idea of a song like "Stacy's Mom" to Wheatus (Who does not sing that song, contrary to what you might believe), The Nosuns would have just fit in so well in this group. I remember going to a show at the El N Gee once and I don't remember who we were all there to see headline but there was this opening band with a "radio hit" and I remember just talking to their singer for a while about music, being on a big label, opening for a band that wasn't and that sort of idea. The Nosuns could have been that band but I know that they were not.

Fuzzy rock, pleasant and then quietly plucked strings with heavy choruses are some of the things to expect from The Nosuns. With elements of everyone from The Benjamins, Silversun Pickups, High Pop and The Clash to a just overall dreamy sense of twee, The Nosuns is one of those perfect rock bands for me because they just display what I like most about music both from the time when you could argue that I was being most influenced by bands surrounding me and in a modern sense as well. The Nosuns are both my old favorite band and new favorite band, something which is hard to pull off but this cassette is rather impressive.

Josh Macala - Raised By Gypsies
raisedbygypsies.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/cassette-review-nosuns-pawrawnaw-zyng.html

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Track Name: Professor 200
There’s a girl

You people got on the wrong bus
Fix your makeup and sit still
There’s a guy with a leather jacket on
He’s got a paper aeroplane tattoo on his neck

I can spend hours and hours
And lifetimes doing this

There’s a girl beside me
Who smells like a man
There’s a girl beside me
She smells like a man

You wear a grand prick’s watch
We all know you fuck your secretary
She’s taking the sleep out of your eye
But you’re looking at my sovereign ring

Haha! I’m Ok though
But I’ll never be the kind of guy who feels like that
My fingers smell like fags
The lights are still red, red, red
Track Name: Sir Daniel Danielson
Eat then run then more cash than an Eton toy
Push them out them a beach house with your boy

Your privilege is all that you've got (Oh Danny)
Gave your backbone for a shot (Oh Danny)
You sold your own mother and nothing can save the day

Cut back slut back delivered to your door
My rack Iraq eat an apple to the core

Your privilege is all that you've got (Oh Danny)
Gave your backbone for a shot (Oh Danny)
You sold your own mother and nothing can save the day
Track Name: Iona McCloud
I was born with a double heart
At school it excused me from art
I never heard what the teacher said
Irregular heartbeats in my head

I know now what not to say

I stayed at home while he licked her ear
His only excuse was the beer
But he’s a bitch
He treats her like shit
It’s time for me to get out of here

I know now what I have to say
‘Cos I have a double heart
And today is my day
I have a double heart
And I’m leaving today

I live alone on a drunken witch
And my heart has begun to twitch
And when the time comes
I won’t be alone
I’ll ask him to flick the switch

I know now what I have to say

‘Cos I have a double heart
And today is my day
I’ve been waiting for you to play
‘Cos I have a double heart
And today is my day
I’ve got a double heart ad I want you to play
Track Name: Bo Merton
Sometimes I get so annoyed at you
I punch myself in the face
But when it starts to hurt
I realise it’s too late

I was always behind your back
Talking all kinds of shit
But then you started to get sick
I felt like a wee prick
A little prick

How many words can you remember ?
Drunken words I said last night
How many tears can I remember?
Drunken tears you shed last night

I use you when I’m feeling lonely
Or when I’m a little bit bored
You were never meant to like me
No one’s ever been cold

I can’t help but feel horny
For something I never could get
But nature doesn’t help with the guilt
Only helps with catching it
Trapping it

How many words can you remember?
Drunken words I said last night
How many tears can I remember?
Drunken tears are on my mind
How many words can you remember ?
Drunken words I said last night
How many tears can I remember?
Drunken tears you shed last night

I gave you nothing and you gave me wine
I don’t think I’ll be drinking tonight
Track Name: Dame Rose Mary
How cool I am
Dons got Hamilton away the morn
I take the piss out of others
When they do shit from the street

Getting wet over a girl who sells meat to your granny
Is it OK to stick your tongue out?
“What did you have for dinner?”
Is that what you’re thinking?
Or are you just trying not to puke?

Alcohol provides the spark
The morn’s morn there won’t be nothing for you
I won’t look at plane crashes on TV
So please don’t tell me
Cos I know this shit will continue
It is the fact that you won’t change

Was it your parents’ fault
For not letting you watch TV?
Or do you think that it was boredom first?
Is it OK to stick your tongue
Against teeth you won’t remember?
What did he look like?

I wish I knew what I was doing
But I do not
I can only think of this.
Track Name: Dr Barry Play
I’d say you were being sensitive
The you’d run out the door
I know that you hide in the toilet
‘Cos I want just a little more

So you are the captain
And I am the maid
I brought you your dinner
But you just knocked over
You just kicked over the plate

I’m running out of money
I’m running out of time
My legs are getting so sore
I’m running from this crime
Track Name: Mr Choi
I worry, that’s all I do
And all I worry about is me and you
I struggle to get through things
I struggle with my bruised wings

Five minutes left
You got it right
Two minutes now
Off to the night
I fight to be alone
While I twitch away on my phone
I cry so people look at me
And when they do, I turn away happily
Track Name: Mr Stagg
A bastard took away your stuff
Turned it into plastic and dust
A bastard took away our things
Turned them into rubber and tin

And sold it to a man
Or a woman from Japan

A bitch took away my hope
And turned it into gold
A bitch took away my guts
And turned them into lust

And sold it to a man
Or a woman from Japan
To a boy or a girl
Or a someone from this world
Track Name: Miss Morgan Guten
That face you make
When you realize
That your dad’s not your real dad
Now that he’s gone
You sit on his throne
On the place he used to shit

I worked in an industry
An area of fun

I fucked a doll
A real doll
A Barbie or a Cindy

I worked in an industry
An area of fun
I slept in a bed of three
Things are fucked up
For you and me
You and me
Track Name: Hanna McNim
Marrying a boy that you met three days ago
‘Cos God caught you fucking and now everyone knows
Why you converted to another team
Do you like milk, or is it cream?

Why don’t you write a song about that fucker?
Why don’t you write a song about him?

You know he deserves it
He’s got no balls
You know he deserves it
That fucker
Track Name: Miss B.Medie
Met on a beach, you kissed my face
We slept on a beach and it was ace

You were my first proper girlfriend and I kissed you
As first kisses go it was really quite disturbing

I broke my bone when I fell down
You were kind of laughing
But it wasn’t funny
It wasn’t fucking funny, was it?

Kissed a girl
Kissed a girl

Met on a beach, you kissed my face
We slept on a beach and it was ace

You were my first proper girlfriend and I kissed you
As first kisses go it was really quite disturbing

I broke my phone when I fell down
You were kind of laughing
But it wasn’t funny
It wasn’t fucking funny, was it?

Kissed a girl
Kissed a girl

The ambulance that saved me that day
She was going out with a guy from the Turkish mafia
But he never gave me any money

Kissed a girl
Shoot the girl

I don’t know why you have to try and eat my face
Don’t eat my face, just kiss it
What’s wrong with you?

Kissed a girl
Kissed a girl
Track Name: Baron Von Barse
Why did you waste your time on us?
Giving us no money to cover costs
Why did you waste your time on us?
You’re fucked.
You’re fat.

The executive producer of my dreams
I’m the CEO of my own crazy schemes
I’m the chairman of the board of my own boredom
Sitting feeding cereal to an oversized rat

Got no job
I don’t like girls
One day I will rule the boy world

I remember you said don’t say a word
When my microphone was still on
But I promised too much
And I offered false hope
And when you don’t battle you don’t win much

Got no job
I don’t like girls
One day I will rule the boy world