A-Z Interview with COVE

Recorded with producer Oz Craggs at Hidden Track Studios, We Were Once Lost sees Kent COVE mob succeed in their aims of writing “heavy, riffy music, with big choruses that make you grab your friends in the middle of a mosh pit and sing along.” Featuring thudding, muscular grooves and stomp paired with ferocious roars aplenty, COVE’s debut is a post-metalcore powerhouse, evoking Ruin/Hollow Crown era Architects, whilst also drawing from the gene pools of Defeater and While She Sleeps. Bruising riffs and urgent, desperate screams give way to moments of melodic, textured respite, before plunging back into the abyss again – COVE already leaps and bounds ahead of their would-be peers. Following the recent release of the mini-album, the band open up in the A-Z interview…

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music: Slipknot – People = Shit. 2 words agg ression.

Best Album Ever Written: Deftones – White Pony

Craziest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band: Someone shouting the words back after we released our first single, An Honour.

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features: ‘You lead me to breathe while I was flickering.’ This lyric is deep to me on a personal level.

Easiest Song You Wrote: Dead Sea. The song in itself is fast and angry and at the time I had some anger that needed a release.

Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played: Supporting Blood Youth, there was a lot of head bobbing.

Guest You’d Most Like To Feature On A Your Record: Chino Morino. His voice goes from fragile to deafening.

Happiest Moment In You’ve Experienced In The Band: Getting our EP streamed on Rocksound was cool.

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members: Sam DJs pure dancefloor filth in his spare time.

Jokes You Have In The Band: Alt boys who riff.

Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song: Found At Last. The immediate snare roll picks up the energy and perks up ears.

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show: Workington.

Most Inspiring Musician You’ve Ever Experienced: Jason Butler of letlive. He embodies passion.

New Band You’d Recommend: Casey. Lots of emotion.

Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal: Palm Reader. They’re great.

Place You’d Most Like To Tour: Budapest. It’s Beautiful.

Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers: ‘If You dance with the devil you only stop when he does.’

Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release: All the lyrics connect to a time of yearning and being lost, but through music we are found.

See Us Live At: Camden, Birmingham, Workingham, Corby.

The Old Days Of Music Were Better Than Those Current, do you agree: I disagree, sure music in the old days is the foundation of music today, yet everyday music is evolving to form something new and fresh.

Unusual Merchandise: Don’t think we have any too “out there” merchandise just yet.

Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs: A stripped down version of No Place would be interesting.

What Bands Have You Seen Live and Regretted: The Wiggles.

X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries: No injuries but we tattooed Homer Simpson on Ben’s heel

You could have written any song in history, which would you pick: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band: A gorilla, they can go from gentle to ferocious in a split second.


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