Track Of The Day (2) – Coves – ‘Last Desire’


One of our top tips for 2013 Coves return with a brand new single, the effortlessly cool as fuck, ‘Last Desire‘ which is out on March 18th.  It still has all the core elements that make Coves such a thrilling proposition, but it also sounds like a band expanding their musical palette and not being afraid to investigate new sonic terrain.  Beck Wood’s delicious vocal sounds languorously sensual as it coils its way around a relentless beat, dramatic synth flourishes and John Ridgard’s echoing buzzsaw guitar.  The result is a wonderfully sophisticated slice of Lynchian pop noir which succinctly demonstrates just what fabulous musical collective Coves are.  The short version – “we love ’em!”

There’s also a somewhat acid tripping psychedelic video in which we learn that Beck can slug from a bottle of wine with the best of ’em and also curl her lip just like Elvis.  In addition, and not to be outdone John, at one point appears to have sprouted a rather splendid purple beard.

As an additional treat you can also listen to us tell Tom Robinson on BBC 6 music just why we hope Coves will be Brobdingnagian in 2013 as we introduce a tune from last year – ‘Run With Me’ Wink

The newly resurrected 1965 Records will be releasing ‘Last Desire’ as a one off single on 18th March.

Live dates

(* Supporting Dutch Uncles)

12th February – Cardiff, The Moon Club *

13th February – Brighton, The Green Door Store *

14th February – London, Hoxton Bar and Kitchen*

15th February – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds*

16th February – Manchester , The Borderline*

20th February – London, The Borderline with Night Engine

13th March – London, Birthdays – single launch show 

Coves mixtape for Topman CTRL:

Andy Von Pip

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.

Discussion4 Comments

  1. Steph Cyanide

    Lol “Bigger than Dawn French’s Xmas Pantry” amazed the BBC let u get away with it ! hahaha u loveable crazy scouse fool u x ♥

    Lovin the Coves love ♥

  2. Ok , I am convinced due to your sterling work that this band have something special. Well done, superb music. Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Yes Yes Yes

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