Kovax launched in January 2016 with the release of their debut single 'Godot' along with b-side 'Marigolds', and a four day run of shows, including gigs at The Parish, in Huddersfield, and headlining an Inutero Presents show in Leeds.
Kovax then released their follow up single 'Monkeys' in June 2016, which was played on BBC Radio Leeds and Sheffield and lead to the band being featured in Discovered Magazine's 'The North' issue. The release of 'Monkeys' coincided with two short summer tours, during which Kovax played alongside incredible British bands such as Youth Man, I Cried Wolf and Nova Hands and at events such as Live in Barnsley and Alt-Metal Fest in Manchester.
Following this, Kovax then took time to work on new material, which was put to the test live in November on an eight-day tour with Nova Hands. The new material went down well, encapsulating the raw aggression and groove based pop-sensibilities the band are known for. So, Kovax then went into the studio at the beginning of December 2016 to work on their debut EP If There Was Ever Any Doubt.
The EP was released on 8th May, alongside a sold-out EP launch show in the band’s home town Leeds, and was praised by music reviewers and fans for its ferocious vocals and chunky, math inspired riffs. Gigs across the north of England in the summer of 2017 cemented Kovax’ status as one Yorkshire’s most visceral live music acts.
Kovax are currently working on new material to follow up their successful debut EP with a refreshed line-up and a growing hunger for heavier, dirtier riffs.