The next year saw this hard working band release two more EPs and two singles, all of which met with global airplay, reviews and tours, plus record label and distribution offers.
Monster Jaw were as strong as ever.
2016, three years on from their debut though, the band split amicably, citing ‘distaste for the music industry, Social Media and Press’ – in this period the band received many pleas from fans and the music press to return but it was not to be. Lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Mik Davis went onto form Darkwave band They Called Him Zone, co-songwriter, joint vocalist and bassist Neil Short formed VS and drummer John Bradford chose a career in teaching music. The band kept in touch with each other, but had no plans to return to the Monster Jaw project.
Skip to Coronavirus Lockdown 2020 – Mik reached out to Neil, who reached out to John, with the idea of a collaboration to combat boredom through the lockdown period. What followed was the single, ‘Fury In You’. A song for the times. A song reflecting and highlighting the importance of protest, rebellion and unity in these uncertain times, a call for positive change and development.
‘Fury In You’ brings together the powerhouse of Mik Davis, Neil Short, John Bradford and producer Wes Maebe, and also features acoustic guitar by Justin Sullivan (New Model Army).
So, watch this space for more single releases.