“snout to the grindstone” out now!

October 10, 2010

At long last, The Paraffins’ debut album Snout To The Grindstone is on sale and ready to run amok with your frazzled senses!

It’s available on a shiny black CD with a retina-friendly wraparound sleeve by Gillian Hatcher which you can buy from these places:

Ear Spook shop (mail order- Worldwide) 
Norman Records (England) 
(Germany) and more TBA.


…or you can preview it on Spotify or Last.fm or download it from Amazon, emusic, iTunes, Play.com and everywhere else.

(of course, if you buy the CD you get a download link to a hidden extra track)




What’s been said so far…

“On this first album, anything goes, from bouncing indie tweets to clanking electro-fuelled potential hit records … masquerades as a disco treat but gives a decent bite if you get just a little too close”
….JA, Manchester Music

“not a million miles away from stuff Jeffrey Lewis would make, the key difference being that The Paraffins hold in there that Fujia and Miyagi funk to boot … ‘Walled City’ is one of the most infectious songs I’ve heard in the last month … there isn’t a weak track on this album.”
….James Canham, Ark Magazine

“some rusty steampunk half robot version of Tom Waits”
….Lisa Marie Ferla, Last Year’s Girl

“a wonderful record and very good at inspiring you to start a rebellion at work (even if it’s only a tiny one, and only in your head).”
….Jenny Andreotti, Triumphs and Tragedies

“hypnotic rattling, tribal drumming, high pitched wails and warped growls…. It’ll mess with your mind. A quite remarkable, musical mind f*ck!”
….David, Kowalskiy


album launch party…

September 9, 2010

The afternoon outdoor launch party for Snout To The Grindstone will be held on Saturday 18th September.  Featuring The Paraffins and special guests performing acoustically in the open air (with the aid of a massive ghettoblaster)…

It’s in Glasgow, at that wee amphitheatre by the Clyde (next to the footbridge, near where the Barfly was- click here for map).

…and in the event of rain (or other difficulties) it’ll be shifting to under Central Station Bridge (map here).

Kicks off at 2pm and will be all done and dusted by 6.

Appearing live…

Annie Accidental… (guitar abusing, leg slapping, hand clapping, pen breaking, finger cracking, toe tapping nightmare. who sings too) http://myspace.com/annieaccidental

Circle Of Fathers… (one off project from Lachlann out of Yoko, Oh No!/Gay Against You) http://myspace.com/yokoohno

The LugTones… (rare show from metal bashing ex- Nyah Fearties brothers. So unpredictable, their appearance is still TBC) http://nyahfearties.co.uk/

…and of course The Paraffins.

Plus DJs Lindsay Conn (Trot) and Gav Mitchell (Surface Noise).


This event is of course FREE and ALL AGES.

Facebook event page here…   http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133149213397756

Snout To The Grindstone

September 7, 2010

The Paraffins’ long awaited debut scary concept album Snout To The Grindstone will be out soon! Read an early review from Triumphs And Tragedies.

Little Crunchy Surprises video…

August 3, 2010

New video featuring Miss Leggy Pee and Charlie!

new single out now!

March 23, 2010

Something Good c/w Little Crunchy Surprises + Something Good (Ben Butler & Mousepad remix)

Out now! Acclaimed by loads of people, can’t be arsed putting links up. Check the buy links on the right to get it.

Something Good video!

February 4, 2010

hold on…

January 13, 2010

…check our myspace, facebook or twitter for updates while we sort this out…