Get to know the Coven in 10 tracks

Rock Coven has been conjuring up the best new music for well over a month now, so it's about time we introduced ourselves. And what better way to get to know someone than through their music taste?


Courtney's love of all things rock n roll really kicked in about 7 years ago. Clearly things spiralled out of control, and now she runs the Coven. There's probably more to it than that, so let's find out!


Which song made you fall in love with music?

I remember hearing Royal Blood for the first time on Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 show, and it was the first time I had ever heard something that just completely resonated with me - I ended up moshing around my kitchen alone to Out of the Black.


Favourite tune from the year you were born?

I was born in 1996, which was the year of the huge Oasis shows at Knebworth. I'm a massive fan of the abrasive brothers (team Liam all the way), so my favourite track has to be Don't Look Back In Anger.


What's your most played song?

sanjake by cleopatrick. It was released during their second UK tour - the first I had seen the boys - in early 2019. I went to the Omeara show in London on my own, and after that I knew I needed to see them again ASAP, so I messaged Luke who got me a ticket to the sold out secret show in east London. It was there I made an amazing group of friends, got to know the boys, and the rest is history!


What are the lyrics that you identify the most with?

Realistically the answer to this is probably a Taylor Swift lyric but in the spirit of rock n roll, I have to say "telling these bitches you love 'em cause you wanna fuck 'em then pay 'em no mind" from cleopatrick's hometown. Really rate the rage against fuckboys.


Which song gets you through hard times?

This might not be quite what you're expecting, but Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts (yep, the one from Cars). I'm a huge Disney fan and the song came to me at a time I really needed it.


What's the best track from your favourite album?

My favourite album is probably Villains by Queens of the Stone Age, and I reckon the best track is the opener - Feet Don't Fail Me in which Josh Homme proclaims he was born on May 17. Me too king.


Which song do you think is the most underrated?

SPIN THE WHEEL by desert on the rocks, or any of their songs to be honest! The Buckinghamshire 3-piece released their first EP this year, which has received criminally little coverage.


What's your guilty pleasure track?

I probably should've left the Cars one for this question, shouldn't I? Let's go with Burnin' Up by The Jonas Brothers. I'm not really that guilty though, big fan.


Which song makes you happiest?

Reptilia by The Strokes reminds me of happier times in the pit with all my friends going mental onstage!


If you had to pick a song to summarise your life, what would it be?

Into the Nightmare by Black Honey. Make of that what you will.



Chloe has been on her emo shit since her early pre-teen years, and has been in love with all things rock ever since. Let's take a look at some songs, new and old, to get to know her better!


Which song made you fall in love with music?

The honest answer to this is probably something from Disney Channel era Miley Cyrus, but I think I'll say Muse's Uprising because I was at the very impressionable age of ten when that song came out in 2009.


Favourite tune from the year you were born?

Celebrity Skin by Hole came out in 1998, and that shit is iconic. What more do I need to say?


What's your most played song?

It's no secret that here at Rock Coven we love Royal Blood (it's thanks to them that Courtney and I met, after all). When Lights Out was released and we got the first taste of their second album, I streamed the shit out of that song.


What are the lyrics that you identify the most with?

Basically all of Tell Me It's Okay by Paramore. Particularly "I wasted all my teenage years being a misery factory, but something had to give, I had to finally see the light". Emo, but make it optimistic.


Which song gets you through hard times?

It's not even a particularly emotional song, but Familiar Patterns by PUP is my comfort song. Part of the reason is that it reminds me of seeing them at a small, sweaty show at The Loft, Southampton - one of the best gigs I've been to.


What's the best track from your favourite album?

My favourite album is probably Fall Out Boy's Folie à Deux, and the track I love the most on it is the opening song, Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes. The only time I've heard it live was at their headline set at Reading Festival 2018, and I'm not ashamed to say that I cried. If it wasn't already clear, I never grew out of that emo kid phase.


Which song do you think is the most underrated?

There's so many underrated bands I considered for this one, but I'm going with Habit by Hallan. They're a great band from my hometown of Portsmouth and everyone should be listening to them. Support your local music scene, kids, especially in these apocalyptic times!


What's your guilty pleasure track?

I love 2000's pop and Disney songs without any shame. But if I had to pick something it would probably be Untouched by The Veronicas because it is embarrassing how much I loved them as a kid. They're still great though, I'll stand by that.


Which song makes you happiest?

I'm Not Okay (I Promise) by My Chemical Romance, because I'm sure that opening riff could awaken me from a coma, it fills me with such joy.


If you had to pick a song to summarise your life, what would it be?

Anklebiters by Paramore. Yes, this is a cry for help.


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