SINGLE REVIEW: JAWS
RELEASED: 8TH JUNE 2015, RATTLEPOP
Jaws seem to have undergone a bit of a transformation. From from nice and twinkly sounding, let’s be friends to shut up and just listen geezers. ‘Bad Company’ sees the Birmingham four-piece switch it up after just one album. We don’t know why, but we’ve gotta say, we like both the Bruce Banner/Hulk versions.
A heavy, chugging riff kicks the door in, but it then settles into a nice, heads down shoegaze kind of groove. Fuzzy bassline, shredded guitars and that ‘suspend the drums and bass, and then drop’ technique, beloved of grunge gods of days of yore certainly rocks; but it’s vocalist/guitarist Connor Schofield who manages to shmoosh a sound that’s part Stone Roses, part Soundgarden to great effect. All we know is that ‘Bad Company’ will be great company for your headphones. Catch them in London on May 30 as part of the Camden Rocks Festival.