Grove to release EP on Bokeh Versions & Spinny Nights
Bristolian artist Grove has shared a new EP on Bokeh Versions & Spinny Nights.
Described as a ‘red and black-eyed trip of love and lyrical desire’, the five tracks across Grove’s Spice EP explores themes of physicality, tenderness and sexuality.
The shape-shifting sonics once again prove their ability to fuse elements of punk, dancehall, jungle and dub, with the club in mind, whilst extra production credits come from fellow Bristol artists: YOKEL (Slack Alice, Avon Terror Corps) and Robin Stewart (Giant Swan).
Constantly experimenting with their sound, this EP builds on Grove’s breaks-driven breakthrough release ‘Queer + Black’ in February, which saw them share their experience of the world, and ruminate on subjects like sexuality, class and race.
Speaking about the release Grove said “This mixtape is an ode to the exciting and lust-filled period of new relationships, and explores everything from steezy self-confidence, to slippery sensual encounters and the soft cheeks of a lover.
To work on this EP alongside people whose music I’ve admired for years is a real dream. I’ve been on Bokeh Versions bandcamp filling my brain with their dark, dingey, beautiful noises for years. And to work with Robin from Giant Swan, and YOKEL, has been a true pleasure.
Delving into the beauty of production that is firmly rooted in both Jamaican and British culture has been a great process of personal growth. Being a person of dual-heritage, the dancehall and dub elements are the Jamaican spice, mixed with the undeniable influence that Bristol has had in terms of sonic darkness and experimentation.”
Alongside the release of the EP, Grove has created a limited edition run of 25 fragrances created by themselves, as well as a collection of specially designed spray-painted T-Shirts.
5. Soft Cheeks
Spice is out now on Bandcamp.