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By: Ceri Shaw
Posted in: Music

AWAY WE GO' is the fourth single and video in a series of five music videos to be released by the band from their acclaimed  album ‘Druids and Bards’  - created by award winning Ukrainian Filmmaker Taras Merenkov and filmed by Jason Griffith .

Notably, Taras Merenkov won an award for the video he shot for the band for their video for ‘The Hurt Within’ and we can see history repeating itself with the video for ‘Away We Go’.

Merenkov's hazy cinematic style of direction really emphasises  and captures the very essence of the music and makes a formidable accompanying visual, filmed on location in the band’s local vicinity in Wales. 

As mentioned above, 'AWAY WE GO' is taken from the band’s critically acclaimed album 'Druids and Bards ' which is out now via Welsh label 'Yr Wyddfa Records'

‘Druids and Bards’ has been championed by Gary Crowley on BBC Radio London and playlisted on Amazing Radio's A List, Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music and with BBC Radio Wales support from Huw Stephens and Adam Walton . It's fair to say that  North Wales Psych-Rock Band Holy Coves have had quite the year! 

Through long time friend and Producer David Wrench (just mixed the new BLUR album), 'Holy Coves' were put in touch with Texan Producer Erik Wofford ( The Black Angels / Explosions In The Sky ) and have built quite a magical working relationship, one where Wofford found himself on Mixing and Mastering duties for the ' Druids And Bards' album and it has certainly contributed massively to their new sound and ethos.

The track ‘AWAY WE GO’ is the work of Welsh Singer/Songwriter, Scott Marsden and was Recorded at Pehhesgyn Hall Studios, Menai Bridge Anglesey, Produced by Scott Marsden, John Lawrence (Gorky Zycotic Mynci ) & Owain Ginsberg ( We Are Animal / Hippies vs Ghosts) and Mixed by Erik Wofford (The Black Angels) in Austin Texas USA.

Scott has said of the inspiration behind the track and video: 

“The line ‘ All I see is you and me ‘ was written for my wife. She's my soulmate,

We’ve been through so much together, Whenever I sing this I think of her.”

And further

This record is about stepping out of the darkness and into the light”

The physical copies of the Druids and Bards album sold out within just two months and the band are set to release another coloured vinyl pressing shortly. 

This year has  also seen Holy Coves touring  the whole of the UK and they have plans to do so again before the end of the year. During their earlier tour of the UK they took in festivals such as the Isle Of Wight Festival where they enjoyed playing to  a packed out tent on the This Feeling stage.


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