GROVES announce debut EP, release single "Urges"
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GROVES, the Los Angeles band who tore their way across the country opening for Culture Club last year, have announced their debut EP Not For Nothing. Set to debut Feb. 17 on MDDN, the EP was recently recorded with producer & engineer Courtney Ballard in LA at the MDDN Studios. Fans can pre-order the EP while they wait, but to hold them over, GROVES have dropped the excellent new single "Urges" and a new video to go along with it. "Urges" takes on a slightly darker side of GROVES than their previous singles, "Swim" and "Ender," tackling what happens when you get what you wanted, but it wasn't what you expected.

In an interview with AXS last year, lead singer and guitarist Stephen Salisbury said "we truly put our blood, sweat and tears into the whole thing" about the upcoming EP. Salisbury, alongside Reid Guidry (bass/synth) and Will Smith (drums), were originally from Groves, TX before moving to the Los Angeles area and forming the band. Last year's major North American tour opening for Culture Club was the band's first, and Not For Nothing will be their debut body of work. The artwork for the EP will come from Brian Montuori, a Los Angeles fine artist who has gifted his work for the release. Montuori has previously worked with Good Charlotte, Sleigh Bells and The Dillinger Escape Plan. GROVES are currently the artist in residence at LA's alt98.7, and have two Los Angeles shows upcoming at the Resident on Jan. 23 and The Bootleg on Feb. 1.