“We wrote ‘A Conscious Motion’ with a view to writing an EP of songs for ourselves that were cathartic and personal. It deals with the struggles of members within the band, dealing with losing everything that you once lived for, to watching a part of someone else you love fade away,” reveals Cove Guitarist Pete Woolven, of their newly self-released sophomore. He continues: “We’re really proud of what we have achieved – our goal was to write an EP that didn’t sound like other heavy bands out there at the moment – to write an EP that sounds like Cove.”
The band, completed by Jack Bowdery on Drums, Charlie Smith on Bass, Ben Brazier on Guitar and new vocalist Ben Shorten, agreed on the title ‘A Conscious Motion,’ with each having their own interpretation. Woolven explains his view as concerning “conscious change, making a personal journey”. Revisiting Hidden Track Studios to work again with Oz Craggs, the band’s focus for the record was collaboration, especially in light of their new line-up: “Ben has been an important part of the band, even before he actually joined, having been our friend and sound engineer. He has definitely brought new things to the table, from another person helping to structure and piece together songs, to also exploring different musical dynamics with his voice. There is a little piece of everyone in each song, something we didn’t have before and this has definitely broadened our sound. “Cove” is a group of individuals who make honest music for themselves not based on current trend or flavor of the month.” Reaching new emotional depths, the EP covers themes such as the pain of loss and the challenges of soul-searching and acceptance; a must for fans of While She Sleeps, Architects, Devil Sold His Soul and British heaviness in general.
In celebration of the EP’s release and following on from recent support slots for Sikth and Feed The Rhino, the quintet will be making their way across the UK, headlining with Parting Gift in tow, saying: “We’re really excited about our first headline run in April starting on the 15th, and couldn’t be more excited to have Parting Gift out with us on this run!”.