Jaws The Shark (real name Olly Bailey), today reveals his final single before the release of his debut album. Worthy of featuring in the soundtrack of a classic cinematic Western film, Last Train To Santa Fe starts off soft and sombre, and then reaches a powerful crescendo. Listen here.

Olly has explained of the writing process, “I wrote Last Train to Santa Fe after listening to a lot of Nick Cave. For some time I’d been trying to write a song that starts slow, yet is melodic and tells a story throughout. It’s a method of songwriting that I’ve not experimented much with yet in my career.”

19th July will see the release of the multi-instrumentalist’s long-awaited debut album, Wasteland. The 11-track body of work was written entirely by Olly himself, and produced by previous collaborator, George Perks, at VADA Recording Studios. Performed by Olly, he is also joined by bassist Brendan O’Boyle, and Dinosaur Pile-Up’s Michael Sheils on drums.

The indie/alt-rock artist kicked off his debut album campaign earlier this year with single California, which was picked as BBC Music Introducing (South & West)’s Track Of The Week. This was shortly followed up by the scuzzy Got It Made, which features Deaf Havana’s lead vocalist James Veck-Gilodi, and received its first spin on BBC Introducing (South & West), and more recently, the honest and reflective Lately. All singles have received solid support across streaming platforms, including playlist features with the likes of Spotify’s All New Rock (881k+) Amazon’s Fresh Rock and Apple’s Breaking Rock. Pre-save Wasteland here.

Olly clarifies, “Wasteland is an album that I’d been wanting to write for some time now, and one that I’m really proud of personally.Some of the tracks that I write wouldn’t necessarily be put into the Jaws The Shark category when you look back at what I’ve released previously, but I wanted this album to show off some of my versatility that I like to explore when writing songs.”

Jaws The Shark will embark on an UK/EU headline tour in September. Kicking things off at Kazimer Stockroom in Liverpool on 13thSeptember, the tour will then span cities including Manchester, Leeds, St. Albans, Paris, Chalon-Sur-Saône, London, where the Devon-born artist will headline The Grace on 25th September, and then Portsmouth before wrapping things up in Southampton, at Heartbreakers on 27th September. Tickets are on sale now here. Following two packed out shows in Brighton for The Great Escape in May, Jaws supported Indoor Pets at The Garage in London shortly afterwards.

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