Everyone’s favourite duo WAVE are set for the biggest gig of their career this Saturday: the Metal 2 The Masses Coventry Grand Final. The noisy twosome, whose debut EP The First Wave was released on This Decay last September, will be competing with Pelugion, The Mire Deep, Djinova, Devil’s Playground and Barbikan at the Arches Venue in Coventry for a chance to play on the New Blood stage at this summer’s Bloodstock Festival.
WAVE have had to take the long route to Saturday’s final. They failed to make it out of their original heat but impressed the judges enough to secure a second chance in the wildcard heat, where they went through as runners-up. They then stormed their semi-final at the end of March to secure their chance for a shot at glory.
Playing Bloodstock isn’t the only prize on offer for the competing bands. The winners will also bag PR representation at the festival, a three-track EP recording, a music video, a short-term management deal and a load more gigs too.
What WAVE may lack in physical band members, they’ve made up for in creativity throughout their M2TM journey. First, their #VoteWAVE campaign went down a treat. Now they’ve taken it a step further with a WAVE colouring and activity book.
The book can be downloaded from the band’s Facebook page, while a limited run of hard copies will be available at the final.
The duo have also let fans behind the curtain of their M2TM planning with a special short film. It features questions, answers, an epic tea-making montage and a ridiculous amount of costume changes.
WAVE’s singer/guitarist/bassist Dave Musson said:
“The whole Metal 2 The Masses experience has been incredible and we’re so excited to have made it to the final. This competition has made us such a better live band and we can’t wait to show off everything we’ve learned on Saturday. We’re so grateful to the organisers for letting us be part of the competition, to the other bands for making us really up our game and, most of all, to everyone who has watched us and made us feel so at home in Coventry.”
The Metal 2 The Masses Coventry Grand Final takes place this Saturday (22nd April) at the Arches Venue in Coventry. Doors open at 5.30pm, with the first band playing at 6.00pm. Once all six competing bands have played there will be a guest headliner slot from Sumer, who have themselves twice played Bloodstock.
Tickets for the final are £7 and available from WAVE via their Facebook page.
You can find out more each of the bands in the final and hear some of their music in this week’s episode of Dave’s World Podcast.