Over a year ago we reviewed Salvations Jayne’s debut EP ‘I’ll Be Damned‘. Since then this foursome has gone from strength to strength. They’ve had a recent run of shows at venues like The Half Moon and the supposedly haunted Convent, playing with Troy Redfern & Catfish to name just two. Salvation Jayne really are showing us that these guys are a force to be reckoned with. They have recently announced that they will be supporting 7 times USA blues music award nominee Eugene Hideaway Bridges on the 18th October at the legendary 100 club in London.
Anyway, I’m bobbing down the River Medway with Salvation Jayne on my boat for a chat. Why do I, as a jellyfish, own a boat? To be honest, I have no idea.
Hello Salvation Jayne, Firstly how the devil have you been?
How do you feel the last year has been for you guys?
It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster in all honesty. Extremely busy, shows all over the UK, and a few lineup changes! We also shot our first proper video this year which was cool, and have found our identity a bit more too.
We’ve been following you around now for quite a while and have seen your bands reputation and fan base grow, why do you think this is?
Any band who has fanbase which is growing is a sure sign that people are into what they’re doing! Either that or they have a hold over people, who become to scared NOT to be into it, haha!
Would you rather be David Icke for a day or a Lizard for a year?
A lizard, but just for a day.
Blues music has really become very popular with the people of today, why do you think this is?
A lot of pop music, rock music and/or music that’s in the charts is influenced by blues and will continue to be. People will always go back to Blues roots to write songs and put their own stamp on it. Plus there are a few huge modern day bands with really obvious blues influences such as the White Stripes, Black Keys. They have opened up the floodgates for bands like us.
I should let you know you have a lot of fans under the sea; do you have a favourite sea creature?
Sebastian from The Little Mermaid.
You’ve been travelling all over the country, is there any gig that has stood out to you?
The Convent down in Gloucestershire is one that has really stood out so far. Great group of people there, very welcoming and their hospitality is spot on, and obviously the venue itself is amazing.
Turn on your phone, tell us that last song that you listened to.
Dan: Killing Joke – Euphoria
Holly: New York Dolls – Looking For A Kiss
Tor: One Direction – What A Feeling.
What do you think is more important, melody or lyrics?
It feels like writing lyrics that kids can relate to is also very important right now. We’ve all been at a point in our lives where music and what your favourite band sings about becomes key in shaping who you are and relating to what they sing about, wanting the lyrics tattooed on you and wearing the merch etc, feeling like you are a part of something, a movement, feeling like you are helping with a band’s growth is something that will always exist in music . If you can do that and write great hooks and melodies then you don’t have too much to worry about.
We’ve heard from a little bird, Sammy the Seagull, that you are in the mist of recording an album and that is darker than your previous release and we are quite excited to hear what you have come up with. Could you describe it in three words?
Don’t trust Sammy.
We’re still writing.
Yes it’s darker.
Yes it’s heavier.
There’s several sets of three-words to choose from!
Ask us anything?
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Too old for Jimmy