Los Angeles-based GROVES comprised Stephen Salisbury (vocals/guitar), Reid Guidry (bass/synth) and Will Smith (drums). The native Texans met in high school at the age of 14 and after years of sharing the same affinity for music, they left for LA in pursuit of starting a band.
Inspired by the likes of Elvis Costello, Phoenix, Blink-182 and The Beatles, the band’s sound is broad and unafraid to experiment. Highlighted by tight groove based, melodically rich guitar interplay, dark synth underpinnings, and vocals that are at once urgent and passionate.
On January 13, 2016 GROVES revealed the first piece of the puzzle, their debut single “Ender” alongside a music video . The release is currently being spun on LA’s New Alternative: Alt 98.7fm, as well as KCRW, and has also climbed to #1 on Hype Machine’s Most Popular Tracks on Twitter. “Ender is a call to arms and represents the rebirth of our music. We’re very excited to show you the rest of what’s recorded” says vocalist Stephen Salisbury.