JAWS+ HEAVY WAVES + RED METHOD + LACED + MUDDY SOUL DANCERS
Ending 2012 on a high note with the success of their singles ‘Toucan Surf’ and ‘Surround You’, accompanied by a flurry of accolades for their lush garage pop, young Birmingham four piece JAWS entered the year with four sold out shows across the UK with fellow B-towners Swim Deep and a packed headline show at London’s Old Blue Last.
Now comes a new single from the band entitled ‘Friend Like You’. Showcasing the rounding-out and maturation of their sound, ‘Friend Like You’ revels in shimmering guitars, beaconing synths and a simultaneously uplifting and poignantly bittersweet refrain – a glowing distilment of grungey pop through an open-air haze.
Along with b-side ‘Breeze’, the new single is also included in an accompanying bumper EP release titled Milkshake that rounds up the bands previous singles and is released 22nd April 2013 digitally and on limited vinyl.
With the new single and its accompanying ‘roll-up’ EP, JAWS present both an impressive summation of their output thus far and a firm indication of an even brighter year ahead.
Check out the video for ‘Friend Like You’ below:
Plus support from HEAVY WAVES
Having already supported the likes of Peace, Best Friends, Swim Deep and Loom, Birmingham fuzz-pop three-piece Heavy Waves have already conquered some of country’s best venues, and are now ready to take 2013 by storm. Drawing comparisons to Yuck and San Diego’s Wavves, their slacker-beach sound will make you feel like you’re ‘boarding in California or catching some waves. Watch out 2013 – surf’s up.
“Heavy Waves combine lo-fi crackle with clever hooks and trippy vocals that will leave you longing for your next fix…” - Counteract Magazine
Check out the demo version of ‘Edward’ below:
Along with support from RED METHOD
Birmingham is the capital of upcoming talent in the UK right now, and the latest addition to the rock-band scene is teenage pop-punk and alternative four-piece, Red Method.
“A pubescent smorgasbord of playful, crunchy guitars, allied to a youthful innocence which has engaged their ever-growing fanbase; they will be rocking long past their adolescence…” - Jamie Brannon (Freeq Magazine)
“The youthful and fresh-faced band bring a new and innovative edge to their music, which is inspired by the likes of All Time Low, You Me At Six, and Green Day.” - Tim Osbourne
Check out the new video for ‘Day By Day’ below:
As well as support from LACED
“Layers of guitars and reverb-swamped vocals flooded the room, enthralled the crowd, and even had a few people dancing. For a first show, it was something pretty special, and not only demonstrated why Laced are a group that already have people talking, but marked them out as one of the most exciting bands currently breaking onto the city’s music scene.”