Live Review: JAWS @ The Garage, London 19.09.14

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In the week JAWS released their debut album ‘Be Slowly’ our favourite Brummies’ played their biggest headline show-to-date, packing out The Garage in the heart of North London.

Filling the room with an hours’ worth of sun-kissed melodies to a (very) youthful crowd, the band, led by frontman Connor Schofield were immediately at ease with their surroundings as they opened up proceedings with the LP’s self-titled track ‘Be Slowly’.

Even with just the one-LP under the belts, JAWS already have the songs in the locker to rival bands nearly twice their age (we watched one of our favourites The Cribs in the same venue a week earlier) and that rubs off throughout their set, which comes with many more peaks than troughs.

The lack of quiet moments means a busy night for the barrier attendants, who were constantly harassed by kids skipping over it (well that’s how they earn their corn, right?) and as they flew through their core tracks resulting in an encore featuring their early single ‘Gold’ no one can say they haven’t a promising future on their hands, and if the follow up to ‘Be Slowly’ ends up being half as good, The Garage won’t be the biggest venue they’ll headline in the capital.

By Michael Jamison