News

Premiere: Coves – “Spectrum” EP Stream

Due Out April 13 on Nettwerk.

Apr 10, 2015

Back in December we introduced you to Coves, a British duo with a taste for 1960s psychedelic vibes. More

Oct 22, 2014

Coves' new video is a lava-lamp swirl of color, juxtaposed with live footage of the band performing.  More

Jun 24, 2014

Already garnering plenty of praise over in their native UK, rising pyschedelic pop outfit Coves are poised to release their debut album Soft Friday in the U.S. on Sept. 2. More

Apr 29, 2014

Rising UK duo Coves have announced the North American release of their debut Soft Friday on Sept. 2. More

Nov 19, 2013

Due out November 26, Songs From Montague Terrace (A Tribute To Scott Walker), features Sondre Lerche, Nightlands, The Entrance Band, and more, doing their take the iconic singer/songwriter’s work. More


Interviews

2015 Artist Survey: Coves

John Ridgard on Music Streaming, Dating, Star Wars, and the Presidential Election

Jan 20, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from John Ridgard of Coves, whose debut album, Soft Friday, came out in 2014 via Nettwerk. More

2014 Artist Survey: Coves

John Ridgard on Ebola, Selling Out, the First Albums He Bought, and His Worst Haircut

Jan 14, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

Coves

Red Wine Rock & Roll

Dec 18, 2014

Coves hail from the picturesque spa town of Leamington, in central England. Though the city is not particularly large, the duo (Beck Wood and John Ridgard) may never have come together had it not been for The Assembly, its prominent rock venue, where they were co-workers. More

Pleased to Meet You Spotlight: Coves

From Rock Club Co-Workers to Psych-Rock Bandmates

Jul 30, 2014

Just three months into the band's life (and before they'd played many live gigs), Coves begged Echo & the Bunnymen's promoter to book them as the band's opening act at their headlining show at The Assembly. Echo & the Bunnymen were so impressed by their performance, they asked the band to join them as they finished out their European tour. More


Reviews

Soft Friday

Soft Friday

Nettwerk

Sep 02, 2014

Coves are the U.K.-based project of singer/songwriter Beck Wood and producer John Ridgard. They recorded their debut album Soft Friday in a basement studio called Castle Grayskull, and the kitschy nostalgia must have been oozing off the walls. More