A Q&A with Salvation Jayne
Emotive rock, dark undertones, pop hooks – here’s drummer Tor from Kent’s Salvation Jayne…
How did you get the title of your latest album, and what does it mean to you?
It’s the title of one of our singles and ‘A Mouthful Of Magnificent Spite’ was a line in that song. The song is about overpowering controlling opinions, even when you haven’t asked for them.
What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
There’s a lot of hard work that goes into self-releasing an album like this. At first we were unsure whether we needed a label to help us release it as we were a bit daunted by how to do it without help. But around this time we thankfully acquired a new manager in John Glennon who helped us self-release it. It was a lot of work but we are thankful we went the route we did and was grateful to have his experience in self-releasing to guide us!
Who produced the release – what did they bring to it?
Our bass player Dan produced this record. I’ll add his comments here:
“Salvation Jayne always tend to self-produce our material. It makes sense as I work as a producer, mostly with bands in the alternative/rock/punk/hardcore world – so when we’re writing I am usually envisioning how it’s going to sound on record quite early on! It means that a lot of details can be refined during the writing stage as opposed to having someone come in later and adjust/dissect things during the recording process. Production (live and studio) is a major factor for Salvation Jayne so we’d be reluctant to divert too far from what we know.”
What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
I want listeners to keep wanting to go back to the songs! We aim to write good, catchy songs that people want to listen to again and put in their playlists, and tell their friends about us. That’s all we can hope for when people check us out for the first time.
How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
We write the instrumental first, usually in a room together. One example would be that I’ll come up with a drum beat and Dan and Holly would see if they can write anything to it and then it really goes from there. Lyrics are usually the last thing to be written.
What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
We are all individually influenced by very different bands and artists. But I think we all took influence from early Coldplay, Pvris, The Cure, Paramore and Deftones.
When the world is back to normal, where would you like to tour, and why?
We are just in the middle of our tour. We just did our London Album Launch show at the Moth Club in London. We are just about to head out to Sheffield, Liverpool and then we have Bury St Edmunds, so come and see us there!
If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
Probably ‘Diadem’. It has a little bit of everything. A huge chorus, great spacious verse with a really good end to the song and the vocals are amazing.
What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
We’d like to take the band as far as we possibly can, while in the capable and trusting hands of our amazing manager. We have big dreams and know that our hard work can pay off, we just need to keep going and keep believing.
Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
“We are simply, not what you thought.”
For more info visit: salvationjayne.co.uk