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Coves and Caves: Spinnerets & Heart Explodes

The Manchester based band Coves and Caves have produced a beautiful debut album that was well worth the wait...

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I was first introduced to the glorious dreampop of Manchester based Coves & Caves when the band got in touch to tell me about their debut album which they have spent several years recording, with beguiling results. I asked them to put together some exclusive words about the album and video for Heart Explodes...

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The album - Spinnerets:

We spent two long years recording Spinnerets; either in our studio above a barbershop or in the bedrooms and bathrooms of our collective homes. We took the decision at the start to do everything ourselves - the arrangement and production was such an integral part of each song that we needed complete control. We took this to extremes, even attempting to learn the trumpet so we could add some horns to a couple of tracks. Inevitably this resulted in the only enlistment of outside help, in the form of brass supremo Ben Dumville.

We tried to find a sound that blended live instrumentation with synths… read more

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