GET THIS! . . . KOROVA -
Debut Single . . . it's pretty special
Launch Gigs (7+8July in Coventry and London) and full UK tour in August
JUST LIKE PETER COOK / MICROWAVE ROMANCE (Tough Love)
KOROVA don't really exist: they are merely the illusionary personification of everything you know you want and need in a band. Dark, edgy, angular, speed soaked, adrenaline fuelled, 10,000 miles per hour pop. "Welcome loyal supporters of the Korova State... We are your problem."
With their star in the ascendancy as people start to take note, Edinburgh's Korova's release their debut single JUST LIKE PETER COOK / MICROWAVE ROMANCE ion 10th July.
The double A-side 7", is limited to 500 copies featuring specially commissioned artwork by Lucy May.
Each record will be accompanied by a download code which will allow access to MP3s versions of the song.
The single is available for pre-order NOW at http://www.toughloverecords.com and from sussed outlets around the UK. The band play two gigs to coincide with the release:
Fri 7th July - LAUNCH PARTY; Taylor John's House, Coventry (home of the excellent and pretty damn exciting Tough Love Records) Support from William + Trainchaser - Doors open at 8pm, tickets £4.
Saturday 8th July - Broken Doll's Disco; The Macbeth, Hoxton Street, London (supporting Broken Dolls + Black Cherry - arrive early) 8pm / £5.
KOROVA AUGUST TOUR DATES (with more being confirmed and sought)
Wed 09-Aug : Bury St Edmunds, Studio 3 w/The Khe Sanh Approach+The Punctuals 8pm £3
Thu 10-Aug : London, Fox & Firkin, Lewisham SE13 with William. Doors 8pm. Entry free
Fri 11-Aug : Ipswich, Drum & Monkey with The Khe Sanh Approach, 8pm, £4
Sat 12-Aug, Cambridge Portland Arms with The Khe Sanh Approach + Shrag, 8pm, £4
Sun 13-Aug, Bristol, The Horseshoe - Doors 8pm
Sun 20-Aug, Manchester Retro Bar - All Day Festival
Thu 31-Aug, Edinburgh, Goulag Beat (Club Ego) Doors 11pm, entry £3 - £1 a drink, craaazy dancing, after party, drunkenness, debauchery, chaos and general carnage etc. etc.
KiKiKorova - Vocals, Guitar FiFiKorova - Vocals, Bass GiGiKorova - Vocals, Drums KiTiKorova - Vocals, Violin. Korova already have a fine name on the (T)art Rock underground - dark articulate rock of the alternative kind and chaotic adrenaline rushes on stage.
Their first show south of the border in March 005 caused a riot of a mosh in Ipswich.
This up and coming art-punk quartet also played In The City 005 (John Kennedy of Xfm not only caught their set and was impressed, and has played them on his show).
The 21st century classic, 'Just Like Peter Cook' went on to win 98% in a Radio 1 Evening Session Scotland poll.
Korova played The Artful Broadcast by Earwax Radio, the song went on to be hailed the best-new-bands station's song of 005! Korova are an essential cog of the co-promoting DIY Network and were made the shortlist, from thousands of bands, for this year's T-In-the Park Festival, if not the event this time round.
Korova appear on The Whirled Cup (Once Upon Another Time), a Newer Wave compilation this Summer.
Steve Lamacq recently picked up on their single too. Grab one...
"Spiky and jagged like a heart monitor recording a cardiac arrest, their live set is taut and charged, fiercely technicolour and unexpectedly open - Korova's sound is the kind which surrounds you in widescreen and sweeps you along."
(Drowned In Sound)
"...Brilliantly trashy guitars allied to a throbbing bass and a brilliant melancholic sense of vitriol."