“On Saturday June 8th around 10:00 pm, PAWTOOTH shook the speakers at The Garage in Winston-Salem, an open space with burning candles on the bar, red curtains behind the stage, and the largest ceiling fan that I have ever seen. In spite of the small crowd that continued to grow as the night progressed, Penelope Zing on vocals in her spaghetti straps, a black skirt and black boots, Dee Wulf on guitar, Nickey Pete on glittering drums, and JLee on bass claimed the stage. In one sentence: they present the kind of music that you can close your eyes and get lost in....”
"Ringbeat" sounds like Siouxsie Sioux kidnapped The Go-Gos and tossed them in the Stooges Funhouse while Dick Dale dials in from outerspace."
“[Pawtooth] played a stunning show at The Lab last weekend. Fronted by Penelope Zing, the band references some of the best of '80s and '90s regional rock, while bringing wholly original songs to the stage. ... Zing is equal parts glam and badass, delivering power pop vocals and snarling shouts at turns. At a recent show at The Lab, the full band showed off a set-worth of original, high energy songs. ... Their raw urgency is palpable, as is their practiced polish. They command the stage with self-possessed swagger, yet the quartet doesn't seem to take itself too seriously. Zing and Wulf are almost telepathically connected. And Lee, on bass and background vocal, has rock star stage presence. .... the band's men provide a steady vocal canvas for Zing's lyrical prowess. She hits some electric notes at the top of her register, though most songs are sung low and gutsy, with something akin to a gleeful rage.”