Track Of The Day – Coves – ‘Beatings’

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Last year the BBC asked us, alongside other music zines and blogs which artist we’d love to see do well in 2013. We appeared in person on BBC 6 music and (Audio here ) publicly declared a wish that we hoped Leamington Spa duo Coves became bigger than Dawn French’s Christmas pantry!

And 2013 has indeed proved to be a pivotal year for the band, they’ve been showered with critical acclaim, they’ve played the Latitude Festival garnering rave reviews, recorded a fabulous session at Maida Vale and now they’ve signed a major record deal.  We really do love ’em and the future’s certainly looking bright for this exceptionally talented duo, whose music is centred around John Ridgrad’s reverbing, coruscating guitars and Beck Wood’s beguiling, seductive vocals.  Their latest single ‘Beatings,‘ their first for Nettwerk  is another shimmering slice of wide-screen otherworldly beauty from a band who continue to prove us right. A band who we have previously described as having the ability to heal our jaded dissipated little souls and fill our blackened hearts with light and hope.

There’s nothing rum about these Coves, they are very much the real deal.

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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