The KVB have announced a Fall North American tour which was rescheduled from shows that were canceled this Spring due to reasons beyond the band’s control. All tickets purchased will be transferred to the new dates and any ticket refunds will be available from the point of purchase. The KVB will be touring in support of their new album ‘Only Now Forever’, which is available now on Invada Records and on vinyl via Light In The Attic. The upcoming tour will kick off in San Diego and includes shows in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and more. All upcoming shows are listed below.
The KVB also shared the official video for Violet Noon, which is lifted from ‘Only Now Forever’. Check out
About the video, the band says: “Influenced by Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra, ‘Violet Noon’ is a dark love song set against the backdrop of the apocalypse. While the world falls apart all you can think of is the person you want to spend those last moments with. We shot the video last October, on the last unseasonably warm day of the year on the Jurassic coast in Dorset on the south coast of England. For us, the dreaminess of the video perfectly reflects the otherworldliness of this song, it feels like a hazy memory, timeless and romantic.”
Blending reverb-soaked shoegaze with minimalist electronic music, The KVB’s music reflected Nicholas Wood and Kat Day’s mastery of atmosphere even as their sound evolved over the course of the 2010s. Early releases such as 2012’s debut album, ‘Always Then,’ dealt in brittle beats and sonic blasts that evoked Cabaret Voltaire and the Jesus and Mary Chain in equal measure, but the duo’s style became more streamlined and sharp-edged on later efforts such as 2018’s ‘Only Now Forever’.
Formed in 2010 by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Wood as a solo project, The KVB got started with a number of limited cassettes and vinyl releases including the single The Black Sun via FLA Records and the ‘Into the Night’ EP via Downwards Records.
Vocalist/keyboardist/visual artist Kat Day joined Wood in 2011, and The KVB released its debut album, ‘Always Then,’ in 2012 on Clan Destine Records. The duo kicked off a busy 2013 with the release of its second full-length, ‘Immaterial Visions,’ for the Minimal Wave imprint Cititrax that February, then followed it with a remix EP featuring contributions by Regis and Silent Servant that May; in November, a reissue of 2011’s previously limited-edition cassette release ‘Minus One’ via Brian Jonestown Massacre mastermind Anton Newcombe’s A Records label.
The following year, the duo ventured to Newcombe’s Berlin studio to record what became the ‘Out of Body’ EP, which A Records released later that year. This session was the KVB’s first recordings made outside of the duo’s own home studio. This was als the first time working with drummer Joe Dilworth, known for his work with Stereolab and Cavern of Anti-Matter. Wood and Day collected some of the more experimental output they recorded in 2014 on Mirror Being, which Invada released the following June.
The duo continued to move in a more experimental, heavily electronic direction on 2016’s ‘Of Desire,’ which The KVB recorded with vintage synths. The ‘Fixation/White Walls’ EP followed in 2017, and that year the duo also issued a remastered, five-year anniversary edition of ‘Always Then’. For 2018’s ‘Only Now Forever,’ Day and Wood took a freer, more independent approach, recording on their own in their Berlin apartment for the better part of a year.
The KVB North American
10.11 – San Diego, CA @ The Whistle Stop
10.14 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
10.25 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
10.26 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
10.27 – Cleaveland, OH @ Mahalls
10.29 – Toronto, ON @ The Baby G
10.30 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz
10.31 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
11.01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
11.02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11.03 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
11.05 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL
11.06 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
11.12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
11.14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo