Raw Coves certainly pack that wallop and what they lack in membersthey make up for with cascades of echoing guitars.boy/girl rock ‘n’ roll duos sure are hip these days, andit takes a lot to separate those who are just swagger from the ones with thekiller blows.
At first they seemed a little quiet, restrained, but thisonly served to heighten the impact when their second song stomped a big oldboot down and laid a out thick, ballsy groove. By the time they got to lead EPlead track ‘Cast a Shadow’ – with extra attitude courtesy of a few neat berry-esqueguitar licks – they owned the crowd.
While many pop-scuzz duos suffer from a certain tinny-ness,especially live, Coves’ sound is lush and thick with swathes of noise in thebackground, creating a very modern kind of fuzz which surrounds you, but doesn’tcome at the sacrifice of melody. It’s just a shame their set ended so abruptly afterjust 15 minutes.