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JW Paris


JW Paris is a 90’s grunge and Britpop inspired three-piece featuring Gemma Clarke, Danny Collins and Aaron Forde. Their first three released singles, “Sober”, “Favourite Thing” and “Royalty”, received national and international radio plays from Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, SiriusXM, Absolute Radio and Radio X. They have supported the likes of The Amazons, Skinner Brothers, Yonaka, and Avalanche Party to name a few.

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JW Paris have been described as sounding like “Joy Division” and “where gritty meets swaggery” by Chris Hawkins (BBC Radio 6 Music) and “face-melting riffs” by Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1).

2022 looks to be an interstellar year for the trio with an 11 date UK Tour which started in February supporting Leave the Capital and then hitting the road as main support for The Skinner Brothers. JW Paris’s new single entitled “Electric Candle Light” will be released on 25th March 2022.

JW Paris will then go out onto the road again, playing with Dead Freights, performing at Wales FOCUS Festival (Fierce Panda Takeover) and Fringe Great Escape Festival among others. Their debut album is slated to be released in the summer.

Electric Candle Light:

Danny Collins (vox/guitar): “’Electric Candle Light’ is a futuristic-analogue-nostalgia fuelled track all about those nights where you seem to fall into a time-lapse and wish for those past better days”.

Gemma Clarke (drums): “Our new single has a mixture of dirty guitars and any analogue synth we could get our hands-on in the studio. We really got creative and you can really hear that throughout the track. We went in as a three-piece band and through working with JB at Buffalo, we came out with our most creative work to date”.

Aaron Forde (vox/bass): “For us, this is one of our stand-out singles. We purposely wrote it to feel like you are looking back on those nights through rose-tinted/nostalgia glasses. The song has a net-nostalgia theme with lines like ‘make a copy onto a floppy and allow me drive’. We have drawn influence from all our favourite artists including Blur, Suede, Jack White, FOALS, Joy Division and Rolling Stones”.

“Electric Candle Light” was recorded and produced at Buffalo Studios by JB Pilon (Sunglasses for Jaws, The Kecks, Kula Shaker) and was mastered by John Davis at Metropolis Studios (Blue, IDLES, Foals, Lana Del Rey, U2, Primal Scream).

The Story:

JW Paris sound has been developing from birth. Aaron (vocals/bass) and Danny (vocals/guitar) know each other like brothers, as their dads were in the band Choke together throughout the 90’s and were signed to EMI. Aaron and Danny have gone from forming their sound in a 24-hour storage lock-up (then being kicked out) to anywhere now in London that will let them play loud. JW Paris have been taken even more forward with the arrival of Gemma behind the drums (Babyshambles).

JW Paris – Sober

JW Paris – Royality

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