Jack Fawdry – Vocals/Guitar
Ben Turnbull – Keys/Samples
Steve Corrigan – Drums
Pete Bunn - Bass
‘ABSENT’ This 3rd single was written & recorded during Lockdown The band set out a task to fans to name the song by releasing the lyrics. The winner was announced on Kerrang Radio by Alex Baker who thought it was ‘a sick idea’ they also filmed the music video in one day with one camera, a strobe light & social distancing. They documented the process in short released videos via their Youtube channel.
The band have already played two London Headline shows at Camden Assembly as part of a UK tour supporting the 1st single in 2019. Their 2nd single Gun Dogs, produced again by Steph Carter (ex-Gallows) is released on all digital platforms. Gun Dogs was added to 36 Playlists on Spotify and several on Deezer with weeks of airplay on Kerrang! Radio. Featured Artist of the Week and championed by Alex Baker - Fresh Blood.
TOVA are an off-kilter four-piece rock band from the UK. Blending the in-your-face swagger of Enter Shikari and Highly Suspect with the live energy of IDLES, TOVA’s niche blend of influences immerse their rapidly growing audiences in a frenzy of intensity and emotion.
Several members were previously in the band Dirty Thrills who toured extensively in the UK and Europe. Jack left in 2018 to pursue his own creative writing, fronting his own band by forming TOVA. Dirty Thrills disbanded and Steve (drummer) joined Pete (bass) and Ben (Keys) and formed TOVA’s final line up.
Having had their demo single Nightmares raved about by Steve Lamacq and Abbie McCarthy during BBC Introducing Live, they got the attention of their now manager Liza Buddie (MMF Board Member, Grant and creative Business advisor). The band have been writing and demoing songs preparing to record their first EP ‘Grapefruit’ set for 2021. The EP deals with the singer's depression, getting past toxic-masculine barriers with both aggressive social commentary and curious lyricism.
Having received airplay on Kerrang! Radio - This is what Alex Baker had to say:
“Their music comes from a place of true authenticity, they’re trying to put a really positive message into the world by examining themselves and what’s going on in their lives, creating music that’s really rich and interesting.
There’s a parity between these guys and Highly Suspect
I’ve been listening to them (TOVA) non-stop, I’ve realised that this band are the real deal! I get the sensation that they’re in a band, not because they want to be in a band, not because it’s cool to be in a band, but because they HAVE to be in a band....They’ve got something to say that they have to get out and music is the only cathartic way of doing that, and to me, that separates them from the pack."
Alex Baker - Fresh Blood Kerrang! Radio
Gun Dogs has been added to 36 Playlists on Spotify and several on Deezer streaming Platforms.
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