RFE2022 • COTS (Guelph, ON/Montreal, QC)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 • 1:25PM • GRASSLANDS STAGE • PRESENTED BY KAZOO! FEST
Cots is the solo project of Montreal/Guelph composer, singer, and guitarist Steph Yates. Blending elements of bossa nova, folk, jazz, and classical against a modern art backdrop, Cots's subtly unconventional compositions and poetics permeate her debut record – the hushed, lush Disturbing Body. Produced by renowned Toronto musician Sandro Perri, the record demonstrates Yates’s understated, detailed songcraft and attention to lyrical play. Her pure, crystalline voice carries the gravitas of songs that evoke lost love and its consequences.