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A Strung Out Pilot EP – roves

roves release debut EP ‘Strung Out Pilot’.

Released last month, the debut EP from roves is one to listen to. The band describe themselves as characterised by ‘atmospheric, ambient, and sad songs’ – a sound which could easily be likened to artists like Jack Garratt, and Bon Iver etc.

The instrumental ambience of ‘I’ flows beautifully into ‘Beneath My Skin’, establishing a tranquil ground for the entire EP.

Poetic lyrics and gentle melodies symbolise relationships and hardships “lost in an empty space // maybe we’ll find our place”, meanwhile the melancholic feel of each track creates a contrasting, yet calming atmosphere of both sadness and hopefulness.

To ‘rove’ is described as a ‘journey with no destination’. But roves certainly have a destination – and if their debut EP is anything to go by, they’re destined for massive things.