Completed by guitarists Ben Braizer and Pete Woolven, Bassist Charlie Smith and Drummer Jac Bowdery, the quintet chose the name COVEin order to steeraway from the conventions of the heavymusicworld: “It means we can sound however we want without tying us down to a genre -and it’s short and sweet,”King declares. But how wouldtheydescribe their sound as it stands? “We’re all fans of songs that have groove, and for us that is all about a catchy riff that you can nod your head to, but makes you do that “ooooooh” face when you hear it.
Recorded with producer Oz Craggs at Hidden Track Studios, ‘We Were Once Lost’ sees the Kent 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 groovesand stomppaired with ferocious roarsaplenty, COVE’s debut is a post-metalcore powerhouse, evokingRuin/Hollow Crown era-Architects, whilst also drawing from the gene poolsof Defeaterand 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.
We Were Once Lost is released October 7th.
Tracklisting : 1...... 2.No place 3.Dead sea 4.Buried 5.Sonder 6.Found at last 7.An honour