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Sacred Paws win Scottish Album Of The Year Award

By | Published on Thursday 29 June 2017

Sacred Paws

The winner of this year’s Scottish Album Of The Year Award has been announced. And the winner is… Sacred Paws’ debut album ‘Strike A Match’.

The CMU approved duo, made up of former Golden Grrrls members Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers, recorded the album making trips between their homes in London and Glasgow. Following an EP and single release, ‘Strike A Match’ was released in January this year.

Accepting the award last night, Aggs said: “I just want to say thank you so much, thanks to the SAY Award, thanks to the judges, thanks to everyone at [Sacred Paws’ record label] Rock Action and I can’t believe it! I’m trying really hard not to swear!”

She went on: “We are not always the most confident people and I think playing music has a lot to do with confidence, so this is completely overwhelming and we don’t feel like we belong here, but at the same time we feel validated for what we do. Thank you”.

As well as a fancy trophy, the duo also take home prize money of £20,000.