BAND OF THE DAY: THE KAVES

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The Kaves are the 4 piece alternative indie/rock band hailing from Glasgow in Scotland consisting of Dave MacDiarmid on guitar and lead vocals, brothers Liam Prior on lead guitar and Sean Prior on bass guitar, and Evan Hunter on Drums.

The Kaves who formed in late 2019 released their  debut single ‘Migraines’ in September 2021 followed by a run of shows in their native Scotland before releasing their second single ‘What’s In Your Head?’ in March 2022. After a sold out headline show at Glasgow’s infamous venue, Nice ‘n’ Sleazys in the spring, The Kaves headed back into the studio to record their hat trick single of  ‘Premonitions’ in October 2022 and which received high end radio play from the likes of Sirius XM in America as well as plays all over the world in Australia and Canada and South Africa.

The Kaves, although only relatively still in their infancy as a band, have made impressive inroads with their single releases to date, showcasing them in headline gigs in and around Scotland. The single¬† ‘Premonitions’ was launched by the band at their headline show with new music taste makers This Feeling at their Glasgow Broadcast gig and was also performed by the band during the Man City vs Liverpool football match.

The brand new single from The Kaves ‘1000 White Lies’  is a beautiful melodic offering with its slow and measured strumming guitar intro. It immediately gives the listener a sense of the track having been deliberately stripped back to allow the wistful  lyricism with their contrasting gravelly vocals to come into full effect. The chorus hook of “Tell me a 1000 white lies and I’ll be satisfied…. Tell me a 1000 more truths and I’ll run away from you” tells a story. There’s a sense of knowing, of foreboding but begging not to be told the inevitable truth. The track then takes a turn as it builds and bubbles into a crescendo for the final act, the pace picking up in a certain defiance before a final mic drop sudden fade out moment, signalling ‘The END’ – epic stuff indeed!

The band have said of the new single:

“‘1000 White Lies’ was written around this time last year. It’s our first real stripped back acoustic tune. Having played it live at the likes of King Tuts and Nice n Sleazy, it got a real positive reaction live, so we decided it was time to release it as a single!

Essentially the track is about having a hard time facing the reality of certain parts of life. Whether that be in relationships, your passions, goals or growing up. Not having the ability to embrace the truth as it can be tough to accept so believing all the “White Lies” is sometimes easier to deal with.”

The band have several live gigs lined up in the coming months which are yet to be officially announced and fans are therefore advised to keep an eye on the band’s socials listed below for updates. 

THE KAVES SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS 

INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | SPOTIFY |

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