TRACK OF THE DAY (1) – COVES – ‘Shot To The Wall’


Dynamic duo Beck Wood and John Ridgard AKA Coves return  with a brand new tune ‘Shot To The Wall’, the lead track from their new EP ‘Spectrum’ which is out on 13th April. It’s their first new material since the release of last year’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘ Soft Friday’.

‘Shot To The Wall’ begins with an insistent scratchy metallic guitar riff, that  owes more to a less agitated version of The Banshees than it does to the Mary Chain, (who now seem to be the ‘go-to- comparison band’ when it comes any guitar embellishments that employ reverb.)  Beck Wood’s sonorous, yet slightly aloof vocals curl their way around a song, which manages to sound cohesive given that it takes in dash of eastern mysticism, Tarentino spaghetti western stylings, eerie synth flourishes before John Ridgard takes his guitar off on a mini pysch wig out.  It’s eclectic but it works because… well,…  it works because it’s Coves.

Catch them on tour next month

 UK Tour

4th March         Louisiana                            Bristol
5th March          Sunflower Lounge             Birmingham
6th March         Nation of Shopkeepers    Leeds
8th March         Nice ‘N’ Sleazy                  Glasgow
9th March           Castle                                 Manchester
10th March         Bodega                               Nottingham
11th March         Hope                                   Brighton
12th March         Corsica Studios                  London


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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the 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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