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JAWS - Right in Front of Me

The best, darkest realisation yet of what JAWS have been striving for.

Between their shiny, alt-pop debut tracks and their eventual first full-length ‘Be Slowly’, Birmingham group JAWS were clearly evolving. ‘Swim’’s twinkling synths were a far cry from the strung-out gloom of ‘NYE’. 2015’s follow-up single ‘Bad Company’ was an even sharper switch - a floor-shaking turn that deserved to be turned up a few more notches. So many different directions, it was obvious that even as close as last year, JAWS were still discovering exactly what they were about.

‘Right in Front of Me’ is by no means the final step in their evolution, but it’s the best realisation yet of their jagged, atmospheric grunge. Contrasted to their buzzy demos, this sounds like a completely different band. Driven, exploratory, emotionally-charged; JAWS’ frazzled current state suits them best. If the stars align, they could go on to become a show-stopping band, new album ‘Simplicity’ being the next step.

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