Barrelling into view, JAWS return with a brand new video for single ‘Bad Company’, a sound that sees the Birmingham four-piece dive headfirst into their grungier influences.
Pop hooks still abound, however, with the group’s dedication to melody shining bright through the murk of their down-tuned shoegaze. Vocalist/guitarist Connor Schofield ties his catchy melodies around a dedication to “what you see in bad company” – the perfect metaphor for JAWS’ light and dark duality.
With last year’s debut album Be Slowly fine-tuning their versatility and seeing the unsigned band hit the top 75 in the Official Albums Chart, JAWS are now ready to hit their summer of festivals with renewed vigour, with ‘Bad Company’ marking the next wave of their ocean of potential.
On the video, vocalist Connor Schofield says: “For this video we wanted a completely outside idea on what we could do with it.We didn’t have any input really, we literally sent Richard the track and he did the rest. It was pretty risky but it’s paid off. I like the video a lot. Although its simple i think you get the point of the track from it, that just being general social awkwardness and anxiety with trying to fit in with the status quo.”
Catch JAWS live on the dates below:
May 23rd | Common People Festival, Southampton
May 24th | Weird Era Weekender, Wakefield
May 30th | Camden Rocks Festival, London
June 6th | Jubilee Club, Birmingham
June 21st | 110 Above Festival, Leicestershire
July 18th | Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
Words: Shane Hawkins