New Signing: Coves

Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of UK-based duo Coves to its worldwide label and publishing rosters.

The highly buzzed about 60’s infused, indie psych-rock duo released their debut EP Cast A Shadow and follow up single “Last Desire” in 2012, and quickly won the support of BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Nick Grimshaw and more, as well as attention from influential press outlets like NME, The Fly, Clash, Dazed & Confused and The Guardian, who featured Coves in its coveted “New Band Of The Day” column. They also peaked the interest of industry legend James Endeacott, who A&R’d The Strokes and signed The Libertines. Endeacott signed the band to a management deal with his current company, Oh Mercy Management. Coves caught Nettwerk’s attention when they played to a ravenous crowd earlier this year at Latitude Festival.

Coves, comprised of singer Rebekah Wood and multi-instrumentalist John Rigard, will headline London’s Electrwerkz on November 7 to celebrate the official release of “Beatings” (November 11 in UK; North American release date TBD), the first single from the band’s forthcoming debut album. Mixed by Brendan Lynch (Primal Scream, Paul Weller), Clash Magazine says of the track, “With those driving, Spector-esque drums and that sweeping grandeur, theirs is a teenage melodrama fuelled by a passion for noise…swirling psychedelia with a visceral edge.”

Coves In The Press:

“‘Coves are catchy and cavernous, and in Nico-esque singer Rebekah Wood they have a cruel chanteuse crushing indie hearts with a mere sneer.” – NME

“Presenting a sparkling set of silvery pop songs, Coves exude a similarly grizzled attitude to The Kills, bolstering their sassy spirit with tinges of 60s psychedelia…”- The Fly

“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 & Confused

“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

“They make 60s-flecked psych-indie, fuzzy and clogged with smoky guitars, but still with an accessible pop charm and a resolute quirkiness that resonates with anyone disillusioned by the Top 40.” – The Line of Best Fit

“Magnificent slacker grittiness.” - The Independent

“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 reminiscent of bands such as Animal Collective or Braids.” – Notion

Coves is the latest addition to Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which includes artists like Passenger, Family Of The Year, Ghost Beach, Ladytron, BOY, The Pack A.D. and Boy & Bear, as well as catalogue artists like fun., Old Crow Medicine Show and The Submarines. Stay tuned for more news from Coves.

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