TOVA take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here its the turn of Tova to tell us all about themselves.

A song that made you want to make music?

Enter ShikariSorry you’re not a winner

Best rider you have had?

We don’t care about riders really, you could give us a packet of cheese and onion crisps and a Capri sun each, and we’d be happy.

Craziest moment in the band?

On our headline tour when we played in Bournemouth, we turned a room of people that had never listened to our music before, into frenzied rabble of die hard fans that moshed to every song. I’m fairly sure no one had a top on by the end of the set.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

They’re swallowing halos and spitting out nooses, the masses have gathered to find new excuses. Shut off your feelings you found where the truth is, if you start talking the anger’s been useless.

Easiest song you wrote?

Gundogs, it took less than 5 minutes.

Favourite song in your set?


Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?


Hardest thing about being in a band?

Being around Pete

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Pete works as a teaching assistant in a primary school.

Jokes you have in the band?


Key to writing a song?


Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

We were planning on traveling a lot further this year, but so far our furthest show away from home (London) has been Norwich. We’re fairly new to this band and half of our career has been during lockdown.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Jason Aalon Butler, Pete met him at a show in Bristol when he was in Letlive. He’s genuinely the nicest man you’ll ever meet, and has so much time for his listeners. Also, Sam from Architects, Jack met him in the street in Brighton and he was again a lovely fella and really humble.

New band you’d recommend?


Opening for this band would be ideal?

Bring Me The Horizon & Enter Shikari

Place you’d most like to tour?

Australia, Japan, Scandinavia (anywhere right now!)

Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

Have hope.

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

Headcount was named because we repeated the demons ghosts snakes and vampires so much it sounded like we were doing a quick headcount of everyone in the room.

See us live at?

YouTube! We will be playing a live set (lock down permitting) in December, for everyone to enjoy! Tickets are on sale on our website currently. The lighting and production is being taken care of by the amazing people at Siyan Ltd, who have worked with Tyler The Creator, Bring Me The Horizon and Yungblud.

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

No, music is an ever changing process that we all go through. That’s the point of music, you should always be moving forward, evolving and progressing.

Unusual merchandise?

I’m happy to sell off signed copies of used antidepressant packets if anyone’s buying. (Or if you want normal merch go to our website)

Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

We’d love to do jungle remixes of all of our songs.

What do your fans mean to you?

Everything. They are the reason were able to do what we do, without having people listen to our music, we wouldn’t be able to do this.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?

We constantly need to take Ben to the hospital to deflate his growing ego.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Ben. He’s the type of person that when everyone is ready to go, he’s only just started to get ready.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Liger. We’re the fusion of two amazing beasts, ready to pounce.

Elizabeth Birt

November 4, 2020

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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