Getting To Know... The Covasettes

After recently following up their much-loved 2023 EP 'What's Lost Is Ours To Find' with their brilliant comeback single 'One Tear At A Time' earlier this year, Manchester-based outfit The Covasettes are back once again to deliver their brand new offering 'Love In Polaroid'.

Bringing back more of that bright and shimmering indie-rock aesthetic they are known for, 'Love In Polaroid' makes for a wonderfully rich and mesmerising listen. With its breezy textures, soaring atmosphere, and woozy hooks layered throughout, they continue to shine as one of the more exciting names on the rise right now.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with them to find out more about their origins and what has been inspiring them most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

Guitar was the first instrument I fell in love with, thanks to playing Guitar Hero for hours on end.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I have always loved indie music but when I was younger I pretty much only listened to Coldplay and occasionally the Rolling Stones.

What was the first album you remember owning?

The first CD I ever bought was The Cure but I had a few Coldplay albums on my iPod before that. I think Viva La Vida was the first I downloaded, maybe A Rush of Blood.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

One of my favourites is 'You Only Get What You Give' I would have loved to have written that, or anything by Oasis.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

We don't really have any habits or rituals when writing. We just do what comes naturally.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

I really like Royel Otis at the moment, can't wait to see them live.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

I think we'd be a great fit on the eras tour... But seriously we'd love to open for Catfish or Courteeners, that would be a dream come true.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

I would say gigs are the most rewarding part. Getting to play live is why we do it. It's a surreal feeling meeting fans and having them sing our songs back to us during shows.

And what is the most frustrating part?

The most frustrating part is probably having to make TikToks.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

I was watching something with Frank Zappa on recently and his advice was 'Don't stop and keep going,' I think that is good advice. Also got some advice from Frankie and the Heartstrings saying never wear shorts on stage, and to be fair I never have.


The Covasettes' new single 'Love In Polaroid' is available to stream now. Watch the new video for it in the player below.