SINGLE REVIEW: The Covasettes boast incredible performances and endless talent in new release, ‘Be Mine’


The Covasettes have already had a pretty impressive start to 2020, with a number of their tracks added to countless Spotify indie playlists and the group making the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition longlist back in April. Following such a strong few months and now the release of Be Mine, yet another incredible track, it’s clear to us that the rest of this year can still only go up for the indie rockers.

Just seconds into the track, Chris Buxton’s vocals pricked our ears and gripped our attention – his tone, reminiscent of Alex Turner’s vocals back in 2013 on Arctic Monkeys’ AM, works perfectly alongside the fun, catchy melody. Be Mine is already a live show staple for the group, and it’s clear to see the appeal of such an energetic track blasting through a tiny sweatbox venue. Having already developed an impressive heavy rock sound, The Covasettes show off just how far their songwriting and instrumentation has come since their debut single, This Feeling, and use Be Mine to truly show off their talent, boasting extremely impressive performances all round.

“[They] grip their listeners with every incredible aspect of Be Mine and demand our attention to a point where we found ourselves instantly hitting replay”

With inspired guitar tracks and energetic drum beats throughout the track, the group create a timeless sound that would have been a crowd pleaser five years ago and will more than likely still be ridiculously enjoyable five more years from now. The Covasettes grip their listeners with every incredible aspect of Be Mine and demand our attention to a point where we found ourselves instantly hitting replay on the track several more times following our first listen. A mini guitar solo allows for a super short yet unbelievably sweet instrumental break towards the end of the track, and helps to round off the whole experience with a very strong finish.

“A mini guitar solo allows for a super short yet unbelievably sweet instrumental break towards the end of the track”

The Manchester-based indie rockers have clearly stepped up their game with this release, keeping up with growing interest throughout the UK during what should have been the build-up to their UK headline tour, including stops in Leeds, Manchester, Southampton and London. With this release, The Covasettes have made it clear they are far from finished, so make sure you’re keeping an eye out for these endlessly talented indie rockers in the near future. We can guarantee that even bigger things are to follow!

8/10

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Words: Beth Rossiter @bethrossiterr