Jaws cover Foo Fighters classic

Jaws cover Foo Fighters classic

Jaws are currently in the middle of recording their long awaited debut album – which I personally think can’t come quickly enough.

 

Jaws are a band that have came out of the Birmingham music scene and have really been flying the flag for DIY bands this year having been so successful; playing Reading and Leeds and pretty much being Made in Chelsea’s soundtrack for the whole of this series, all off of their own back.

 

This band seem to be a gift that keeps on giving having now released a home recording of Foo Fighters’ classic: Everlong.

 

It’s unusual seeing a band with such a lethargic vibe like Jaws decide to cover such a song as Everlong, after all it’s hardly quiet or slow for that matter.

 

However, for Jaws this wasn’t a factor as they have made this song sound as emotive as it seems it was meant to be.

 

Connor Schofield’s slightly off beat vocals have always been a favourite of mine and it’s brilliant to hear that he has done this song some justice.

 

The heavy use of reverb on his vocals matching the guitars makes it sound so haunting it’s almost as if he’s been taking personal lessons from that guy in Bon Iver.

 

Their long-awaited debut is probably due for release next year. Until then enjoy this song and their other EP’s. 

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Peace at Shepherds Bush with Superfood and Drenge, 6/12/13

On their winter tour of 2013, Peace have organised not one but two stop offs at the amazing venue that is the Shepherds Bush Empire.

 

Starting the night was fellow Brummie foursome, Superfood.

 

A band that I was slightly apprehensive of at first due to lack of online activity with only one song on Spotify I wasn’t able to have much of an opinion.

 

But this is a band that delivered massively considering the jump in venue size.

 

Second on the bill was the Yorkshire duo Drenge.

 

According to the drunk 12-year old “man” behind me who constantly screamed “DRENGE” this band are worth the hype that is surrounding them.

 

Playing Nirvana-esque sounds Drenge sent the whole of Shepherds Bush into a mosh pit.

 

Giving an electric performance the band were a great watch, after a while though the constant that was the loud, grungey guitar playing at a high-tempo, or for at least one song a slow-tempo.

 

The band showed a lack of versatility and this made the set get a bit boring.

 

Finally, the eagerly anticipated headline band took to the stage, Peace. Opening with Toxic, this band certainly knows how to make an entrance.

 

The set ranged from the bigger hits such as: “Lovesick”, “Wraith” and “Higher Than The Sun” to top it off. The crowd certainly hit the roof.

 

The band understood how much of a milestone this gig was as they even brought out songs from their debut that they have been known not to play but are still favourites: “Drain” and “Sugarstone”.

 

Not to forget their almost ballad-like songs: “Float Forever” and “California Daze” that make you really understand why their debut was so aptly named In Love.

 

The band also whipped out a new song, they didn’t name it unfortunately, but it was a small glimpse into the future of Peace, and it seems that much like their past there is something brilliant on the cards. 

Peace Cover Wham’s Christmas Classic – “Last Christmas”.

Peace Cover Wham’s Christmas Classic – “Last Christmas”.

Amidst the first night of their winter tour; Peace decided to cover the Christmas classic; “Last Christmas”.

 

The boys are playing a series of dates in the early stages of December 2013, including two nights at the iconic Shephard’s Bush in London.

 

Peace will play:

Nottingham, Rock City (November 29)
Glasgow, QMU (30)
Newcastle, Hoult’s Yard (December 1)
Leeds, Metropolitan University (2)
Liverpool, East Village Arts Club (3)
Oxford, O2 Academy (5)
London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (6)
London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (7)
Portsmouth, Pyramid (8)
Norwich, Waterfront (10)
Manchester, Ritz (11)
Birmingham, University Anson Rooms (12)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (13)

In support are Yorkshire duo Drenge sporting their mash-up of Blues and Grunge.

 

The tour has already started yet most dates haven’t yet sold out. But, much like one of the golden tickets to get into the Chocolate Factory, I am one of the very lucky few who have got hold of one.

 

Get the remainder of tickets here:

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=Peace+&q=Peace+&search.x=-758&search.y=-32

 

Read more here:

http://www.nme.com/news/peace/72296