in early 2013 by guitarist Mik Davis, drummer John Bradford and
bassist Neil Short, Monster Jaw draw on over 20 years of touring and
recording experience between them. A dynamic three-piece, the band
have evolved rapidly from raw Garage Grunge sounds to a more
sculpted, atmospheric style of chorus-driven alternative Indie rock.
Monster Jaw deliver
a very tight, often dark and moody stage show, with memorable songs
and poetic lyrics. Noted for their intense stage presence and
delivery, they have a dedicated international and UK following.
releases in 2014 - June's 'Get A Tattoo' EP and October's
'Losing All My Friends' EP - both met with critical acclaim from UK
press, not to mention airplay and circulation on hundreds of radio
stations worldwide, including the BBC.
In May 2015, the
band released the 'Basement Sessions EP' - a project the band felt
strongly about, stripping things back to a pre-digital recording age
and creating a warm, authentic sound by using a 25 year old Tascam
688 chrome tape recorder. The ‘Basement Sessions EP’ features 3
tracks, 100% unedited music recorded to tape.
Sessions EP has been well received by the music press and the single
‘Love’ debuted on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire - the EP is free to
download via the band’s Soundcloud channel.
The band are
currently planning a fourth release and their first LP. They plan to
run a pledge campaign alongside this project.
To add to their ever
growing profile, MJ have also played various major UK festivals,
such as DV8 and Rebellion. They have also supported the following
acts on their UK tours - Black Star Rider (Thin Lizzy), New Model
Army, Stiff Little Fingers and Urban Voodoo Machine.