Holy Coves - Gig Review
Posted by Guest Writer on Fri, 18 Feb 2011.
Scott Marsden - Vocals/Guitar
Jimi Eggleton - Bass
Ash Garden - Drums
Ben Lee - Guitar
As soon as I arrived at the Musician in Leicester, I knew the night was going to be a cool one. From the walls painted with history's most talented artists to the word "musician" lit up beneath the stage, it was clear that this is the kind of place where great nights are had. And when I met the band, I immediately couldn't wait for their performance, they were such friendly and down to earth guys, reassuring me that I had nothing to fear when the interview and performance came around.
After an assortment of support acts, some more successful at pleasing the crowd than others, and a few hours wait, Holy Coves finally appeared on stage, set up and ready to play. Standing right near the front to hear every note they played, it was immediately obvious that these were not a band that does things by halves- they want to write the best songs, give the best shows, and work as hard as they need to spread their name across the country, touring for weeks at a time, then recording, then more touring. They put everything into their performance from the beginning- sweat was dripping onto lead singer Scott's guitar after the second song. This isn't a band who just sits there and looks pretty- they'll give you a show and put all they've got into it.
As new songs from the Droner EP were played, the crowd moved closer to the stage and were nodding along with future anthems "Let's Go", "Come Alive" and my personal favourite "What's Happened To You Has Happened To Me", a song with such an infectious drumbeat and melody, it makes you want to tap your feet and song along like you're the only one there.
Lastly, the title track from the EP, "Droner", an electrifying rock song with a dark undertone, which culminated in guitarist Ben falling to the floor and continuing to play while after the end of the song, while the rest of the band left the stage for a drink, unsurprisingly shattered and sweaty from the animated set charged with energy and talent.
I remember lead singer Scott saying that he'd carry on playing even if there was only one person in the room who was really into their music. It's pretty safe to say that Holy Coves were playing to a few more people who were into their music than that, that night, and by the end, they were all fans. With their first EP, "Droner" out now, I really recommend you check them out- these guys have staggering talent.
To find out more about the Holy Coves, visit their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/holycoves
Photographs and Review By Lucy