Cocos Lovers + Funke And The Two Town Baby
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Operating well beyond the remit of alt-folk, Cocos Lovers (pronounced Co-Coss) are a distinctive musical force, seamlessly channelling influences from Africa, the US Deep South and several other real and imagined corners of the globe, while staying ever faithful to their Kentish roots. Hailing from the small but musically rich town of Deal, they are a close-knit 7-piece band of family, friends and former au pairs. Their music swells with powerful choir-like harmonies and glorious widescreen melodies, and they’ve earned a reputation for fantastic live performances with an ever-changing instrumental line-up of mandolin, banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, violin, musical saw, flute and a unique blend of drums and percussion.
Cocos Lovers have toured the UK and Europe to great acclaim, supporting Mumford and Sons and Stealing Sheep, and have become big festival favourites with performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man Festival and Sidmouth Folk Week, amongst others. It was at Smugglers Festival in Kent where Cocos Lovers hid themselves away during the summer of 2012 to write their third album Gold or Dust; taking time off to build stages and compost loos ready for the festival. Gold or Dust explores the apocalyptic destiny of our existence and drifts through folk, world, classical and psychedelic influences.
‘Lively and incredibly infectious’ … ‘Full of spiraling songs to be danced to in a field or enjoyed at home for their life and unassumingly poetic lyrics.’ – Maverick
‘Sweet music indeed.’ – Rock ‘n Reel