Band of the Day

2015.02.12

JAWS

A barely legal bunch from Birmingham, England inspired by 80s post-punk
Take me where the gold drips from the sun to my back.
lyrics from Gold

Some of the best and brightest faces in music have come from the United Kingdom. It’s pretty much impossible to grow up there and not be influenced by the massive sounds that bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols and more have created. Enter Birmingham four-piece JAWS. A barely legal bunch of college friends, JAWS is a direct product of bands like The Cure, New Order and Joy Division but manage to put a modern, vigorous edge on the sound, drawing inspiration from a variety of different bands like Title Fight, Foals and Surfer Blood. Since first forming in 2012, JAWS has released several singles and an EP, all creating a buzz so undeniable that it’s even begun to spread to the United States. This fall, SideOneDummy Records helped with that by releasing the bands debut album, Be Slowly, digitally on September 16. 





Alongside the singles that have defined the JAWS sound so far and established them as the formidable venue-filling, crowd-surfing prospect they have grown to, their debut LP Be Slowly features seven brand new tracks that further speak to the groups accomplished and sophisticated song craft, tight knit dynamics and subtly insightful and affecting emotional depths. Take current single “Swim” for example. “Swim” sees JAWS at their most appealing, with washed out vocals over the hazy guitar lines that have begun to define this exciting young band. 


This debut full length follows a year which has seen JAWS release the Milkshake EP and “Gold” single – both of which were met with praise and sparked huge anticipation from fans and critics as to the young bands exciting evolution. 2014 saw them step further – "Think Too Much, Feel Too Little" received huge support from BBC Radio 1 and went straight into the Top 10 in the iTunes Alternative chart. All the while, the band have continued to relentlessly tour their well established live show - gathering more and more fans as they go.