COVES ANNOUNCE ST VINCENT UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR
Coves, who are currently supporting The Raveonettes on their US tour, are thrilled to announce that they will be joining St Vincent on her UK and European tour this autumn. As a result their headline UK tour has unfortunately been postponed until next year.
Coves released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Soft Friday’ in March. They played a packed out show at London’s Koko – which NME gave an impressive 9/10 to and confidently stated that ‘a star is brewing’ – and then spent the summer taking their shimmering stage show to rapturous festival crowds up and down the UK.
Over the last 18 months, Coves have won firm support from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Nick Grimshaw, 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, Don Letts and Radcliffe and Maconie and XFM’s John Kennedy, to name but a few. Their scuzzy cover of Chris Isaak’s haunting classic ‘Wicked Game’ peaked at No. 1 on the Hype Machine last year and has since been used to advertise ‘The White Queen’ drama series across BBC’s networks.
They have risen quietly, but elegantly. Last year they toured with Echo and the Bunnymen, Dutch Uncles and Eugene McGuinness. They kicked off 2014 touring the UK with Band of Skulls. The band are sad to postpone their headline tour, due to take place this November, until next year, but are absolutely thrilled to be joining St Vincent on her UK and European tour. All tickets purchased for their postponed tour will be refundable from point of purchase.
WATCH: ‘WAKE UP’
Coves will release new single ‘Wake Up’ on 13th October. It is the album’s closing track and a firm fan favourite, described by the NME as ‘a blast of winning lysergic pop, it’s both two fingers up at a former lover and proof that Coves are on the path to making something truly outstanding.’
ST. VINCENT UK TOUR DATES:
22 Oct Manchester, Albert Hall
23 Oct Eastbourne, Winter Garden
24 Oct Birmingham, Birmingham Institute
25 Oct London, Roundhouse
PRAISE FOR COVES:
‘Their electro-garage-rock wall of sound imagines The Velvet Underground force-feeding hallucinogens to The Ronettes… cold-blooded revenge pop that strikes like a shard of shattered plate to the heart.’ – 9/10 NME
‘Coves take that idea of the sweet and the savage, of girl-group sass doused in nihilism and noise, and run with it.’ – The Guardian
‘sensual, shoegaze-influenced alt rock’ – The Times
‘Borrowing from fellow Reed-acolytes TJAMC, Mazzy Star and The Raveonettes, the debut album from Coves ticks all the right boxes – primal drumming, razor-sharp guitars and lyrics that blur the line between romantic obsession and narcotic dependency…very good indeed’ – Q
‘a terrific debut full of scuzzed-up guitars, dirty synths, nihilistic lyrics and Wood’s magnificently bored – although never boring – vocals’ – Uncut
‘It’s music that’s as tense and urgent as it is brooding and pensive, with savage and sweet lyrics wound around shredded guitars.’ – Dazed
‘Coves psychedelic-tinged, layered, propulsive spin on rock and roll cast a spell too pronounced to be ignored’ – Loud & Quiet
‘A thing of beauty. Pop tones matched by slivers of visceral noise.’ – Clash
‘A shimmering concoction of psychedelic guitar riffs, dreamy yet confident vocals, and quirky beats.’ – Notion