JAWS are without a doubt one of the most enjoyable and recognised bands from the B-town era of indie.
With atmospheric, glistening sounds and sharp, piercing riffs; CONNOR SCHOFIELD has been at the centre of the band since their birth.
We gave some quick fire questions to the frontman – find them below:
YOU’RE PLAYING THE FIRST EVER HIT THE NORTH FESTIVAL – HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THIS?
“Very excited! I love Newcastle and the shows always pop off!”
EVERY TIME YOU PLAY NEWCASTLE SHOWS THEY ARE PACKED – WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS?
“I think Newcastle just know whats up.”
SIMPLICITY HAS BEEN OUT FOR A WHILE NOW – HOW HAS IT WENT DOWN?
“Really well! It is really fun playjng the new songs live too.”
THE HIT THE NORTH FESTIVAL SHOW IS JUST AFTER A FEW HEADLINE SHOWS – HOW ARE YOU FEELING BEING BACK OUT ON THE ROAD AFTER A COUPLE OF MONTHS OFF?
“We can’t wait, to be honest. It is our escape from real life so we get to put everything into it and just be ourselves.”
YOU’RE ALSO PLAYING THE LIKES OF LIVE AT LEEDS, HANDMADE FESTIVAL AND TRUCK – WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERENCES IN THE FESTIVAL AND HEADLINE SHOWS?
“Set length (laughing)! You also don’t get the whole day to soundcheck and load in – bit of a logistic nightmare to be honest. Fair play to the people behind the scenes that make festivals work.”
YOU STARTED ‘BORED’ CLOTHING – HOW IMPORTANT IS FASHION IN MUSIC?
“I think they go hand in hand.”
YOU SAID THAT YOU TRY AND DESIGN CLOTHES THAT YOU’D WEAR YOURSELF – WOULD YOU SAY THAT JAWS HAVE A CERTAIN AESTHETIC?
“I wouldn’t say we do to be honest – we just wear whatever we like. I think it is a bit cooler that way.”
WHO ARE THE STYLE ICONS YOU BASE YOUR LOOK ON?
“I don’t really have any to be honest. I mean, sometimes if i see a sick outfit I will take a picture and try and use that as influence on something.”
CAN WE EXPECT A BORD/JAWS CROSSOVER SOON? IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE LIMITED EDITION MERCH…
“(laughing) Probably not! Good idea, though!”
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD OF JAWS BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF FESTIVAL SEASON?
“We are writing a little bit at the moment, but apart from that not much to report!”
JAWS PLAY HIT THE NORTH FESTIVAL ON APRIL 28 AND LIVE AT LEEDS ON APRIL 29 – FINAL TICKETS HERE