In our latest Band Spotlight, we chat to Ed Geach, drummer for JAWS about the band’s return, creative inspirations and more.
S] Hi guys, how are you doing today?
Hi there, good thanks, I think I can speak for everyone in the band when I say; I am really enjoying my tea out of my lord of the rings mug.
S] Talk me through the decision to do the photobook?
We’re always open to new ideas and those ideas tend to spring out of new or existing friendships that we have between us. Peter Lally is a great example of that. Him being a fellow skater friend of Connors. Peter is a very talented photographer so we asked him to come on tour with us. It was actually Peter’s idea that he offered up to us to do a book which we, ofcourse, loved the sound of.
S] How buzzed are you for people to hear ‘Untitled’?
Personally, I’m not as nervous as I would be purely because this song is from the original ‘Ceiling’ sessions so it doesn’t feel as ‘new’ to me. However, releasing music out into the open always generates excitement between us.
S] How do you look back at ‘The Ceiling’ now?
Looking back, there was alot going on personally for us which made for a different experience in regards to writing and recording. However, as a general rule of thumb, we don’t release anything we’re not 100% happy with. In retrospect, I wish we had more time to really knuckle down on it further, but by doing that we would have run the risk of over-producing it. We all now love the songs on that album especially after being able to play the songs live before the world went to shit.
S] How are you looking forward to getting back out on the road again?
Obviously, we can’t wait. We’ve all said before that touring is like going on holiday for us. Literally. We all have full-time / part-time jobs where most of our annual leave is spent on touring. But we’re happy to do it because what’s not to love about being with your best pals, playing your music to people who want to hear it, eating lots of crisps and telling crap jokes? Exactly.
S] As a band, how do you define success now, what does it mean to you?
As a band, we recognise success in all its shapes and sizes, you have to really otherwise it will wear you down. We try to see a silver lining in alot of things and we do work hard to make this band work. I think us still being an active band, making records is a big sucess in our eyes. We genuinely love it.
S] Do you have a message for fans old, and new?
Old fans – stay being legendary
New fans – thank you for choosing to be a legend, please refer to old fans for more info.
S] Thanks for your time!!