Following an explosive spring stream of gig and festival lineup releases, JAWS have rocked fans with the announcement of their winter UK tour dates.
Alongside the electric news, the band have unveiled a limited edition photo book, available Friday 28th May, and a new track to be releasedMay 14th. Shot by close friend Peter Lally during their 2019 winter tour, the photobook features previously unseen snaps of the group, and intimate behind the scenes photographs and captivating images from the stage during the band’s 2019 tour dates in Bristol, Southampton, Oxford, Nottingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Belfast, Dublin, Leeds and Coventry.
Frontman Connor Schofield elaborates: “Originally there was no intention to make a book, we had Peter out on the road with us taking pictures but we thought it would be cool to use all the photos from one period of time to create something physical rather than images just sitting on Instagram or my hard drive for the rest of time. We’re all really happy with how the book has turned out, and hope that other people can find just as much enjoyment out of it as we do flicking back through it.”
They’ve hinted that the new track will be a nod to the nostalgia of their older tracks, and reference that original JAWS sound.
The dates themselves fall at a time when we’ll undoubtedly be restlessly missing the summer festival fun, and keen to once again be shouting along to indie-pop perfection. For long-term fans of the group, the venues look set to offer both familiar settings for the iconic group as well as new and exciting backgrounds for their tunes.
Book one of the UK dates from the presale date of May 3rd, and general sale from May 5th for a guaranteed night of ambient, dreamy brilliance.
JAWS – 2021 LIVE DATES:
Sunday 14th November – Thekla, Bristol
Monday 15th November – Engine Rooms, Southampton
Tuesday 16th November – Green Door Store, Brighton
Wednesday 17th November – Academy 3, Manchester
Monday 22nd November – Jimmy’s, Liverpool
Tuesday 23rd November – Independent, Sunderland
Wednesday 24th November – The Mash House, Edinburgh
Thursday 25th November – Foundry, Sheffield
Saturday 11th December – Sonic Wave, Birmingham
Monday 13th December – Lafayette, London