Like a hazily remembered dream, U.K duo The KVB blend reverb-soaked shoegaze with minimalist electronic production to create their delicate and ephemeral sound.
Quietly epic and totally bewitching, vocals blend into the trudging, smoky fog of synths, and the album has the kind of mysterious repeat-play quality that evokes Depeche Mode at their most ghostly.
This new intermediate release comes between ‘Of Desire’ and the band’s next full length album, and features remixes by Invada, The KVB themselves, Mark Reeder and TVAM.
Listen to ‘Fixation’ from the EP:
Formed in 2010 by Nicholas Wood and Kat Day, the KVB got started with a number of limited cassette and vinyl releases before their first full-length, Always Then, arrived in 2012. Two more albums, Immaterial Visions and Minus One, arrived the following year.
In 2014, the duo ventured to Brian Jonestown Massacre mastermind Anton Newcombe’s Berlin studio to track what would become their Out of Body EP, released later that year on Newcombe’s own A Records label. The duo continued to move in a more experimental, heavily electronic direction on 2016’s ‘Of Desire’, which the KVB recorded with vintage synths from Invada head Geoff Barrow’s collection.
03. White Walls (Invada Extended Mix)
04. White Walls (Berlin Version)
05. White Walls (Mark Reeder’s Stoned Wall Remix)
06. White Walls (TVAM Remix)