(from Bangor Mail)


A HOLYHEAD band is looking forward to a bright 2012, as they prepare for the release of their debut album and the launch of their European tour. Holy Coves’ new record, Peruvial Mistake, will be released later this year. However, the group is already on the radar of some of the most influential figures in music.

Lead singer Scott Marsden said: “Our debut single from the album, All Around You, was released July 2011 and it really started to step things up for us with radio.
“We have had numerous plays on Radio 1 by a few different DJs. BBC 6 Music has played us on a few different shows. Marc Radcliffe is a fan and is pushing us on his show a lot. We have had huge support from BBC Radio Wales down in Cardiff.”

This new material comes 12 months after the release of their first EP, The Droner. “We recorded our album in June with legendary Welsh producer David Wrench, who is amazing,” Scott said. “He is a close friend of the band and has been helping develop us over the past couple of years.
“Our album was recorded totally live. Our music is real. It’s not fake and manufactured in any way. It’s something we strongly believe in.”

The band is expecting to sign a record deal within the coming months. “We wouldn’t change our music for anyone. This is how it is and how it will be put out there. We will never be a slave to some record company. We love our music too much for that. It actually means something to us! “We have had some really genuine offers that we are considering,” he added. “We will be taking until at least April to decide but the record will be released in 2012, either May time or October.”

This week, the band is set to travel down to Cardiff to film the music video for their second single, Euthanasia, which will be released worldwide digitally and on a limited edition seven-inch vinyl on Monday, January 30.“It’s going to be a Clockwork Orange theme!” said Scott. “It’s going to be pretty full on with a built set, actors and outfits to fit the scene.”

Holy Coves is set to release three new singles off their new album this year. “All three singles will have pretty good budget music videos to back them up,” he added.From March onwards, the band plan to begin touring, playing festivals and is set to announce a European tour. Scott explained: “We have a really good following supporting us in Holyhead and to be honest the rest of North Wales and Britain are starting to catch on to it as well.”

Scott added: “We will not be doing another show in Holyhead after this until we do our album launch at the Ucheldre Centre. We are planning something big for this one. Great line-up and something on a scale that Holyhead hasn’t seen before.”
They hope to round off what could prove to be a spectacular year by getting back into the recording studio to work on their next record in the summer, which will be released next year.
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