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HOLY COVES debut EP and gigs

January 19, 2011 by  

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HOLY COVES debut EP and gigs


From the coast of North Wales Holy Coves unleash The Droner EP on February 14th, 2011; a snarling blues influenced rock outing. The EP was recorded at Bryn Derwen Studios, with the foothills of Snowdonia looming large over the epic landscape.

The band developed a strong bond with producer David Wrench (Bat For Lashes, British Sea Power, Race Horses), himself a member of Julian Cope’s The Black Sheep. After being involved with the band since their early demos, it made sense that the musician-cum-studio wizard had his deft hand in the creation of Holy Coves’ first official release.


Can, The Flower Travelling Band, The Velvet Underground, The Verve and The Brian Jonestown Massacre are etched on the Coves’ sleeves. More names in the army of alt-guitar acts partly responsible for this outfit sexy, sleazy and psychedelic style. So that they emerge from the remnants of Marsden’s shoegazing project, The Lizzies, simply adds further diversity to the many influences at work here. With bassist Jimi Eggleton, drummer Ash Garden and guitarist Ben Lee, a spectrum of styles come together and a fresh, whole sound is created. It’s an impossible beast to tame, a little like a runaway train carried with equal parts momentum and melody.

Holy Coves will be touring the UK in January/ February. Here are full dates:
29 Jan – Rascals, Bangor
03 Feb – Central Station. Wrexham
04 Feb – Mad Ferret, Preston
05 Feb – Stanley Theatre @ Liverpool Guild of Students, Liverpool
06 Feb – Night and Day, Manchester
07 Feb – The Old Bell, Derby
08 Feb – The Flapper, Birmingham
09 Feb – Harry’s Bar, Stoke-on-Trent
10 Feb – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
11 Feb – Casbah, Coventry
12 Feb – The Musician, Leicester
13 Feb – Dublin Castle, London
18 Feb – Telfords Warehouse, Chester
26 feb – Y Fricsan, Cwm-y-Glo



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