Reverb-friendlyhigh ceilings, industrial décor and a crammed dancefloor – what better place than central London’s Heaven to house JAWS. Cruising through their set with both laid back ease and electrifying excitement, the Birmingham four-piece provided the perfect climactic headline set – an hour long collection of dreamy, upbeat tunes set up more than sufficiently by an array of top-quality upcoming support bands (Manchester’s Spring King and London’s own Happyness). For this London On The Inside exclusive, we filmed their final song, an chaotically crowd-pleasing extended version of ‘Gold’.
We talked to guitarist and singer Connor Schofield on all things JAWS..
Tell us how it all started for you guys in the beginning?
Well, I wrote some songs and put the demo of one online for my friends more or less, just to see what people thought. It got quite a good reaction and shared quite a bit so I decided to get a band together. I knew the rest of the band from college as we were all studying the same thing. Next thing you know, I’m here.
You also played your biggest UK shows to date earlier this year, any stories from those shows?
The shows were so cool, it was only 4 gigs so they went so quick. Off the top of my head the only story I can think of is that my good buddy Clark decided to jump from the balcony at The Institute in Birmingham, crazy lad.
Whats the plan for this summer?
A lot of writing & recording some festivals here and there, should be fun. We’re playing at Common People, Truck, Camden Rocks, 110 Above. Really looking forward to TRUCK, we’re playing a couple bands underneath Peter Hook and he’s doing a Joy Division set so that should be cool. So far we’ve written about 30 new songs towards the next album and we’re still writing. We’ve just been in the studio as well, recorded 3 new tracks, hopefully we’ll be able to get one out soon!
What new music are you guys listening to?
April 4th Heaven London