Formed less than a year ago, Coves, are a two piece comprised of Rebekah Wood and John Ridgard. The duo already have a tour with Echo & The Bunnymen under their belt and are about to go out on the road with Eugene McGuinness.
Coves’ sound could lazily be classified as indie, but there is in fact, a bit of everything at play here as they explore a dazzling array of styles and colourful textures. Their songs are characterised by busy electronics and an imaginative foray through a whole host of electro-rock, psychedelia, shoegaze and post-punk sounds, with an overlaying of beautiful dreamy vocals from Wood. Coves even find scope to squeeze in some rather striking eastern influences on ‘Cast A Shadow’ and most notably, ‘No Ladder’.
An unmistakably joyous, imaginative and, above all, hugely enjoyable set of songs. Hopefully there is an album before too long.
Coves’ brand new EP Cast A Shadow is out now through and you can pick it up here.