Out on March 11th via Geoff Barrows Invada label is the new studio album from London duo The KVB, aka Nicholas Wood & Kat Day. From it, the bands fifth LP since 2010, the pair have released a single, In Deep. Described by Wood as being about longing, “there is definitely a romantic undercurrent to the record”, he adds, while Day comments that “It’s about longing to be with someone and getting lost in a world that you create together.”

It opens with these swathes of tinny guitar crashes and rippling chords, as underneath there’s this motorik beat as it moves through its icy, lovelorn world of post punk and dark pop. As it reaches the verses, so things are stripped away to almost the bare miniunum, but things don’t last long as shards of noise permeates the near stillness on an increasing basis. Throw in some bare synths and some pop sensibility, and you’re onto a winner. Well, The KVB are.

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The KVB play the below EU/UK shows in March/April 2016:

MARCH

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
Thu 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
Thu 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
Thu 31 Moby Dick, Madrid

APRIL

Fri 1 La 2 de Apolo, Barcelona
Sat 2 Le Spot, Nimes
Tues 5 Moth Club, London
Wed 6 The Hope, Brighton
Thu 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