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Approved: Grove

By | Published on Tuesday 16 May 2023


Grove provided one of the standout performances that I caught at last week’s Great Escape. And just ahead of the festival, they released their first single of 2023, the furiously anti-monarchy ‘Big Boots’. Featuring vocals from EJ:Akin, it comes a year after last single ‘Feed My Desire’ and precedes a solid schedule of festival dates over the summer.

Speaking about the new track, Grove says: “We’re told that there’s no money for people and public services, but there is £100 million for the coronation of a billionaire”.

“The royal family are a symbol of all kinds of supremacy – class supremacy, white supremacy, imperialism – and we need to decide how we want to be represented as a country now, and not have it be decided for us. We’re being pushed coronation biscuits and bunting in Tescos whilst deportations, housing and living situations become dire”.

‘Big Boots’ more than meets the strength of feeling in Grove’s words and gives you an idea of just how exciting their live show is. Among those summer festival dates are performances at Dot To Dot and Bearded Theory this month, as well as Glastonbury in June.

Watch the video for ‘Big Boots’ here: