New Music Of The Day: The KVB – ‘In Deep’

The return of London/Berlin duo The KVB is drenched in the aesthetics of forgotten 80s indie. All early House Of Love dynamics, Nicholas Wood’s vocals are delivered cocksure, but there’s also an icy, androgynous air to proceedings, while the track’s bullish intro pushes it even further in that pre-baggy Creation Records direction. It could have slotted right into place on the HOL’s cult classic German Album, you feel, were it not for the guitars at the chorus, which suddenly swirl aggressively – more Kevin Shields than Terry Bickers.

Taken from their forthcoming fifth album Of Desire, the recording of ‘In Deep’ apparently saw the The KVB raid Portishead and BEAK> man Geoff Barrow’s synth collection, as well as roping in Sonic Boom to master it. All of which makes perfect sense, when you listen to what they came up with.


Of Desire is released on March 11 via Barrow’s reputable label Invada. Here’s the tracklist, with some tour dates after:

01. White Walls
02. Night Games
03. Lower Depths
04. Silent Wave
05. Primer
06. Never Enough
07. In Deep
08. Awake
09. V11393
10. Unknown
11. Mirrors
12. Second Encounter

Sat 5 Razzett L’ahmar Malta/La Valette
Wed 9 Bi Nuu Berlin
Fri 11 MS Stubnitz boat Hamburg
Sat 12 Manufaktur Schorndorf
Sun 13 Magnolia Milan
Tues 15 Monk Rome
Wed 16 Astoria Turin
Thurs 17 Zukunft Zurich
Fri 18 PMK Innsbruck
Sat 19 Romandie Lausanne
Mon 21 Aeronef Lille
Tues 22 La Laiterie Strasbourg
Wed 23 Le 106 Rouen
Thurs 24 Maroquinerie Paris
Fri 25 Manege Lorient
Sat 26 Assis Debout Couche festival, Nantes
Sun 27 Le Phare Limoges
Tues 29 Hard Club Porto
Wed 30 Music Box Lisbon
Thurs 31 Moby Dick Madrid

Fri 1 La 2 de Apolo Barcelona
Sat 2 Le Spot Nimes
Tues 5 Moth Club London
Wed 6 The Hope Brighton
Thur 7 Hare & Hounds Birmingham
Fri 8 Start The Bus Bristol
Sat 9 Hug & Pint Glasgow
Sun 10 Soup Kitchen Manchester
Mon 11 Music Hall Ramsgate
Tues 12 Beursschouwburg Brussels


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