Groves are a band based in South London but originally formed in Manchester at the start of 2015. After an early flurry, the band spent a year playing live without even thinking about recording and this period saw them throw a string of warehouse parties, aptly titled ‘Late Night Grooves’ that they hosted in a local railway arch. Their perfect balance of subtle and well rendered live instrumentation and more visceral and nocturnal electronic elements became pivotal to their sound.
Newly signed to PIAS, Groves have just shared “Do You Feel”, a captivating new tune, mixing crisp live percussion and shimmering, richly textured electronics. Frontman Nick Hayes says of the track: “We use a lot of analogue gear. We like working with tape delays and real reverbs. Without wanting to sound horribly clichéd, they just provide warmth and make things more approachable… It’s really important to us that the songs feel human”