I’m super late writing this, but they’re a band I enjoy so much that I had to post about them. Back in November, I went to see them in Leeds at The Wardrobe. The Wardrobe itself was actually a lovely bar with a great atmosphere – I didn’t get any photos because I’m rubbish at remembering to take them. I think it’d be nice to have somewhere like it in Sheffield. The gig was downstairs in a small-ish room. For me, the venue definitely added to the experience because it was perfect for people who prefer to stand out of the way (I’m one of those).
Originally, I was planning on writing about the support – even though they weren’t my cup of tea – but I can’t for the life of me remember who they were. So moving on: JAWS were incredible. After seeing them at Tramlines last year, I’d been waiting for an opportunity to see them again – they didn’t disappoint. We had an ace view and they played every song I was hoping they’d play. I think it’s important to mention that the tickets were cheap as well, just under £15 each. I know this is because they’re playing small venues at the minute, so I’d encourage anyone who fancies seeing some new live music to take advantage of that. For me, I’ll definitely be looking to see them again. More specifically I’m praying they play again at Tramlines this year because they really are insane live.
For anyone as indie-obsessed as I am, they are exactly what you’ll love. Currently, JAWS have released three albums. If you’re interested in giving them a listen (these are just a few of my favourites, all their stuff is worth a listen), I’d suggest:
- Gold and Surround You from the album Be Slowly.
- Just a Boy, 17 and The Invisible Sleep from the album Simplicity.
- Fear, January and End of the World from the album The Ceiling.