Coves Premiere New Video For "Wake Up" From Debut 'Soft Friday'

UK duo Coves have released a new video for song "Wake Up" from their critically acclaimed debut album Soft Friday, which will see its North American release on September 2. The band will join The Raveonettes on tour staring September 22 in San Francisco

"Wake Up" is the album’s closing track and a firm fan favorite, described by the NME as "a blast of winning lysergic pop, it’s both two fingers up at a former lover and proof that Coves are on the path to making something truly outstanding."

“I remember recording ‘Wake Up’ and having the skeleton of a song,” recalls John Ridgard, one half of the psych-pop duo. “Beck came round but nothing was working. We got really frustrated and bought a couple of bottles of wine. We were in this raucous state and it just came out.”

“It’s about my ex,” Beck Wood explains of the song’s meaning. “It was me proving that ‘I am who I am and you’re just nothing to me anymore.’ It was meant to be a strong song, especially for me, personally, to say ‘Look at me now.’”

The last 18 months have seen Coves win firm support from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Nick Grimshaw, 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, Don Letts and Radcliffe and Maconie and XFM’s John Kennedy, to name but a few. Their scuzzy cover of Chris Isaak’s haunting classic ‘Wicked Game’ peaked at No. 1 on the Hype Machine last year and has since been used to advertise ‘The White Queen’ drama series across BBC’s networks.

Coves have risen quietly, but elegantly. Last year they toured with Echo and the Bunnymen, Dutch Uncles and Eugene McGuinness. They kicked of 2014 touring the UK with Band of Skulls and are supporting the release of ‘Soft Friday’ with a summer packed full of festival performances before heading to the US to join The Raveonettes on tour.

Live Dates
20th June Camden Crawl London
28th June Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury
26th July Secret Garden Party Huntingdon
1st August Farmfest Somerset
2nd August Lounge on the Farm Canterbury
8th August Strawberry Fields Leicestershire
9th August Boardmasters Festival Newquay
(US - Supporiting Raveonettes)
Mon, Sept 22 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
Tue, Sept 23 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Wed, Sept 24 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Fri, Sept 26 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Sat, Sept 27 Cincinnati @ MidPoint Music Fest*
Mon, Sept 29 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tue, Sept 30 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wed, Oct 1 Washington, DC @ Black Cat

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