The Birmingham indie three piece have just released their second album, Simplicity, and are gearing up for their headline tour. They play Leeds Headrow House, 25 Nov, HullFruit, 29 Nov, and Manchester’s Sound Control, 30 Nov.
Tell us a bit about your sound and your influences.
Tough one. Influences wise I think as a band there are so many – we all obviously love music. A bit of a cliché answer but I try and take something from every experience, whether that’s listening to a song or walking to work. It’s not really something I think about. People always compare us to The Cure and I like The Cure so you could say they’re an influence.
How have you evolved as a band over the years?
I hate to use the word “mature” but I’ve grown up a lot during the lifespan of this band and I think you can hear that in the sound of the new record for sure. Anything you practice and put time into you get better at as well, so I think we’ve gotten a lot tighter as a live act.
Were there any alternative band names before you arrived at Jaws?
What are you up to at the moment artistically?
Our new album Simplicity has just come out so we’re working on the live show for that.
How do you stand out from the crowd in a saturated industry?
Just by being ourselves. There’s not much else you can do, in all fairness.
What’s on your rider?
Twelve cans of Pepsi Max, 24 bread rolls, a selection of sandwich fillers and a selection of crisps. Nothing exciting.
Tell us about your worst live show.
Our first show was absolutely terrible. I’m not sure why we did it, but you learn from your mistakes, right? We’ve come a long way since then. We just weren’t ready in the slightest – we hardly knew the songs and I couldn’t actually sing at this point. We had a mare.