As early adopters of the “Avant-Funk” genre, Mauve Grove’s unique sound blends a mixture of styles, including elements of hip-hop, funk, jazz, and alt-blues. They’ve been compared stylistically to a combination of The Mars Volta, Nas, and Funkadelic. The band continues to evolve using their tireless approach to creating new music. The Hot Laundry LP is out July 27, 2018. They are currently working on their second full-length record, which is planned for release in early 2019.
The band’s live performances are animate and fluid. Each show is an experiment in both communication and aesthetic. Improvisation takes the spotlight as they flow from one song into another, and each member contributes a unique and engaging personality to the stage. Intricate timing and voicing arrangements are central to the band’s sound.
Mauve Grove continues to push boundaries across styles and blur lines between genres as they perform throughout 2018. With support from their strong following in Toronto, the band looks to develop their sound and live presence even further.