Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A Scene from JAWS - and the beautifully complex emotional groove of "June Rain"

June Rain by Berlin post punk band A Scene from JAWS is a tear stained tightly wound 7/8 time mind and heart bender that feels more like a sonic anthology than a song. Guitar driven and beautifully complex the song has it's own landscape that moves in passionate ways to tell it's story. Frontman and songwriter Declan  Hyland shares that the song is about the loss of a childhood friend,  

“I had a dream that she was living near me, and I cycled down to see her one last time. I woke up and the lyrics were clear in my mind.” 

June Rain has a decidedly cinematic feel which is not surprising. Hyland formed the group in Ireland in 2016 while in film school enlisting the help of his partner, Kay Finan who stirs the pot further with improvisational synth sounds. The band's upcoming album "The Bottommost Rung" was recorded with producer Ciaran O'Shea at Whitewell Studios in Cork and in the iconic Funkhaus in Berlin.

Robb Donker

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