Following a string of well-received London dates, one of which operating under the secret pseudonym ‘Sevorg’ (Groves backwards – get it?), the London-based quintet have further enhanced their fledgling reputation as one of the most exciting new bands in the country, with this new cut.
Effortlessly combining hints of acoustic folk with slow-burning electronic beats, the self-produced ‘Paperback’ ebbs and flows offering more depth and clarity with every listen. When I first saw the band play live a few weeks back at The Islington, I scribbled down notes on my phone comparing them to the likes of Leeds’ Fun Adults, In Rainbows-era Radiohead, and perhaps a more melancholic Beaty Heart. Make what you will of those comparisons, I’d had a few pints by the time they arrived on stage.
Impressive support slots with the likes of Dignan Porch under the belt, and an array of excitable blogs on their case, you’d be hard pushed to say that Groves aren’t on to something special here. Paperback is available to stream below.
Words: Joly Checketts