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Unity

by The KVB

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Linus
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Linus Strong material for the dance floor. A little bit of shoegaze and dark in parts plus a little industrial. Very strong mix, great job. If only the clubs would open again. Until then, listen to The KVB. Favorite track: Unité Favorite track: Unité.
Steven Wiseman
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Steven Wiseman A whole collection of influences feature here and amalgamate to make something fresh and fascinating, The KVB continue on the up and up.
Chwant Am Blodeuwedd
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Chwant Am Blodeuwedd The KVB are my ultimate lockdown discovery. At 56 I thought there was nothing musically that would get me as excited as I used to get back in my teens in the 80s, but I was wrong. Time to scribble "KVB" in biro on my satchel and unwrap another C60 tape to copy the album so I can play it on my Walkman....
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    Please note this pre-order will ship in time for the release on 26th November

    Underground coldwave duo The KVB are back with their most potent and immediate record yet. Produced and mixed by Andy Savours (Black Country New Road, My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors) ‘Unity’ represents an exciting development in the band’s sonic journey.

    This is the retail variant, pressed on black vinyl. The album comes housed in a deluxe spined sleeve with the record housed in a double sided printed inner sleeve, with digital download card included.

    Across the album's ten songs, The KVB masterfully pull together their trademark components; radiant guitars, textural synths and an ear for a moody, brooding melody all presented here with with a renewed dynamism.

    The initial writing sessions for the album took place in Spain in early 2019, where the duo found influence from “half built luxury villas, still unfinished from the crash in 2008. There was something eerie and beautiful about the desolate landscapes and concrete in the sunshine.” There has always been an element of dystopia through their sound, but now there is also more of a rapturous release.

    Throughout the album lyrical themes combine double meanings and a sleight of hand is present; Le Corbousier’s brutalist ‘Unité d’habitation’ informs the title track and via the French-to-English translation ‘Unité' becomes ‘Unity’ - a rallying cry to totality on the dancefloor. ‘Unbound’ is informed by the classic shoegaze stylings of Slowdive and Ride but also late-modern poet Keston Sutherland and the idea of recreating a special moment lost to the past . Beginning with a blast of electronic drums, lead single ‘World on Fire’ instantly kicks in with a euphoric blend of guitars and synths beneath Nicholas Wood’s and Kat Day’s breathy-yet-powerful vocal duet. Second single ‘Unité’ is built around a pulsing synth arpeggio that wouldn’t sound out of place on Trans Europe Express, but is augmented by detached, deadpan vocals and dream-pop sonics.

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    Please note this pre-order will ship in time for the release on 26th November

    Underground coldwave duo The KVB are back with their most potent and immediate record yet. Produced and mixed by Andy Savours (Black Country New Road, My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors) ‘Unity’ represents an exciting development in the band’s sonic journey.

    This digipack CD comes with 12 page lyric booklet included.

    Across the album's ten songs, The KVB masterfully pull together their trademark components; radiant guitars, textural synths and an ear for a moody, brooding melody all presented here with with a renewed dynamism.

    The initial writing sessions for the album took place in Spain in early 2019, where the duo found influence from “half built luxury villas, still unfinished from the crash in 2008. There was something eerie and beautiful about the desolate landscapes and concrete in the sunshine.” There has always been an element of dystopia through their sound, but now there is also more of a rapturous release.

    Throughout the album lyrical themes combine double meanings and a sleight of hand is present; Le Corbousier’s brutalist ‘Unité d’habitation’ informs the title track and via the French-to-English translation ‘Unité' becomes ‘Unity’ - a rallying cry to totality on the dancefloor. ‘Unbound’ is informed by the classic shoegaze stylings of Slowdive and Ride but also late-modern poet Keston Sutherland and the idea of recreating a special moment lost to the past . Beginning with a blast of electronic drums, lead single ‘World on Fire’ instantly kicks in with a euphoric blend of guitars and synths beneath Nicholas Wood’s and Kat Day’s breathy-yet-powerful vocal duet. Second single ‘Unité’ is built around a pulsing synth arpeggio that wouldn’t sound out of place on Trans Europe Express, but is augmented by detached, deadpan vocals and dream-pop sonics.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Unity via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Ltd Edition Exclusive Grey/Blue Marble Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Please note this pre-order will ship in time for the release on 26th November

    Underground coldwave duo The KVB are back with their most potent and immediate record yet. Produced and mixed by Andy Savours (Black Country New Road, My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors) ‘Unity’ represents an exciting development in the band’s sonic journey.

    This is the Invada Records limited edition mail order exclusive variant, pressed on blue grey marble vinyl. The album comes housed in a deluxe spined sleeve with the record housed in a double sided printed inner sleeve, with digital download card included.

    Ltd to 500 copies only!

    Across the album's ten songs, The KVB masterfully pull together their trademark components; radiant guitars, textural synths and an ear for a moody, brooding melody all presented here with with a renewed dynamism.

    The initial writing sessions for the album took place in Spain in early 2019, where the duo found influence from “half built luxury villas, still unfinished from the crash in 2008. There was something eerie and beautiful about the desolate landscapes and concrete in the sunshine.” There has always been an element of dystopia through their sound, but now there is also more of a rapturous release.

    Throughout the album lyrical themes combine double meanings and a sleight of hand is present; Le Corbousier’s brutalist ‘Unité d’habitation’ informs the title track and via the French-to-English translation ‘Unité' becomes ‘Unity’ - a rallying cry to totality on the dancefloor. ‘Unbound’ is informed by the classic shoegaze stylings of Slowdive and Ride but also late-modern poet Keston Sutherland and the idea of recreating a special moment lost to the past . Beginning with a blast of electronic drums, lead single ‘World on Fire’ instantly kicks in with a euphoric blend of guitars and synths beneath Nicholas Wood’s and Kat Day’s breathy-yet-powerful vocal duet. Second single ‘Unité’ is built around a pulsing synth arpeggio that wouldn’t sound out of place on Trans Europe Express, but is augmented by detached, deadpan vocals and dream-pop sonics.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Unity via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Unité 03:24
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Unbound 03:14
4.
Future 03:35
5.
Blind 05:35
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Ideal Living 04:30
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Lumens 03:39
10.
Omni 04:59

credits

released November 26, 2021

Written by The KVB (Kat Day & Nicholas Wood).
Produced and mixed by Andy Savours
Drum Programming by Andy Savours
Mastered by James Trevascus at Bakewell Audio
Cover image by Kat Day
D&D by Loose Collective

P&C 2021 Invada Records UK
Published by Just Isn't Music
www.invada.co.uk

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