TRACK OF THE DAY – COVES – Stormy

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Coves return with a new single, ‘Stormy’ which will be released on December 18th via 1965 Records.  It was one of the standout new tunes the band premiered when we caught them live back in March before they retreated back into the studio to plot album two.  ‘Stormy’ has a punchier, more upfront vocal than their previous work, but there’s still John Ridgard’s (pronounced J-o-h-n) driving guitars which ensure the track still retains a dirty garage psych-pop underbelly.

Singer Bec Wood  sounded wounded and then vengeful on the bands debut album ‘Soft Friday’ which in many ways was an album detailing the anatomy of a break-up. We certainly wouldn’t want to heap misery on someone as nice as Bec for the sake of her art, but you know the old adage ‘comfort kills ?’ Well we did wonder if perhaps her lyrics might lose their bite, her delivery might lack that ‘fuck you’ edge if life got less complicated. Thankfully on ‘Stormy’ she still sounds ready to rip someone’s head off if they cross her. “There’s always going to be an element of bitterness within the vocal,” says Bec, “that’s all I can sing.” Even when life is fine and dandy?  “When does anything work out fine? It’s never going to work out fine”

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Coves - Manchester 9 March 2015

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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