Very little is known about Jaws except they're the latest hotly tipped outfit to emerge from Birmingham's seemingly thriving music scene. Formed little over a year ago at Halesowen College from the ashes of several punk and metal bands, their demos - or rather those of founding member, singer and guitarist Connor Schofield - created a stir among London's A&R fraternity after appearing on Soundcloud around March 2012.
Having only just released their debut single 'Toucan Surf' in August on London independent label Rattlepop, they spent the first part of 2013 on tour with fellow West Midlanders Swim Deep while being cited as ones to watch by Peace, arguably the current leaders of the scene some have appallingly christened "B-Town". Indeed, that record actually made the Radio 1 daytime playlist thanks to Huw Stephens, which only adds to the weight of expectation gathering around their teenage necks.
'Milkshake' then is a compilation of sorts, containing six tracks including the aforementioned 'Toucan Surf' and its follow-up 'Stay In'. While both of those merit their inclusion, particularly in the case of the former which sounds like New Order being re-enacted by Washed Out, it's the newer songs that really highlight Jaws as a band with several strings to their bow.
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