Salvation Jayne – Interview

Salvation Jayne – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?
SJ: We are an alt-rock band with nu wave and dream-pop elements.

PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
SJ: Salvation Jayne has been together in it’s current format since 2016, a result of the desire to form a band that’s trying to do something unique!

PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
SJ: We all have different influences. Chess was raised on pop such as ABBA, and rock such as Led Zeppelin but listens to a mixture of alternative rock/pop/indie music such as Alanis Morissette, Paper Route, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding, Loreen, Pvris, Paramore & Kodaline.

Holly was bought up on a lot of blues and rock. Her dad had a massive record collection that he would go through and play on his jukebox, Holly was also taken to alot of gigs and concerts from an early age. A few Bands that have inspired her role in Salvation Jayne are Royal Blood, The Black Keys, Pink Floyd, QUOTSA.
In terms of non musical influences Holly is inspired by art and interesting objects. Holly has a good eye for detail and likes to make things when she gets the time!

Tor loves a bit of everything but really enjoys her pop and hip hop like The 1975, Post Malone, Travis Scott also bands like The Hunna, Issues to the Stranger Things soundtrack.

Dan’s taste is really varied too. Everything from The Cure and Killing Joke, through to niche bands like Planes Mistaken For Stars, Hot Snakes and Rocket From The Crypt. Current hip hop and stuff like Mac Miller, and a lot of metal and hardcore too!

So all of these influences together create our sound. With Salvation Jayne.

PD: What are your dreams and goals?
SJ: We would love to push it as far as possible, sell out more shows and tour and continue to be able to write more songs together for a very long time.

PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
SJ: Our songs are written in different ways. We all contribute but the writing process is always varied. Our songs are often dark stories about various characters. Inspired by real life events and well as TV shows.

PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
SJ: We promote our shows with every bit of publicity we can get to back us up with support. Radio, flyers, posters, word of mouth, social media, blogs etc. The list is endless and we have a very DIY hands-on approach.

PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
SJ: People rarely download anymore it’s all streaming now.

PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
Chess: I wish I’d written a lot of Alanis Morissette songs. Especially ‘Thank you’. I love the creative weird lyrics and the vibe.
‘Burn’ by The Cure (Dan)

PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
Chess: repeating myself.
Tor: narcissism
Dan: Chess!
Holly: Being cold 😂

PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
SJ: As a band I think working with Sylvia Massy is 100% top of the list at the moment!

PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
SJ: We are working on our set for our big headline show at The Quarterhouse in Folkestone, Kent. Where we are celebrating our 3rd birthday together. This show is going to be awesome. We have put a lot work into it to make it special.
On the back of that we have been writing new songs, planning ahead and most importantly we’ve just finished a live studio session with Sylvia Massy and can’t wait to hear the results of that! It’s been filmed too so will be all over social media.

PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
SJ: Our next shows are:
19th Sept- Dublin Castle – London
(Supporting Al Moses)
4th Oct- The Quarterhouse – Folkestone
8th Oct- Phase One – Liverpool (supporting Tigress)
We always give our all at each gig we do, and we’re always grateful when people show up and support us!

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