NAME: Nicholas Wood. Kat Day.

AGE: Older than Ian Brown’s bucket hat, younger than the sun.

FROM: Manchester. Not to be confused with “Madchester.” Not trying to make any critics and/or music nerds feel bad. It’s…fine. It’s just that, it’s a know. Seriously, it’s not a big deal. It’s just that, you know…look, not trying to be difficult. Why are you sulking? OK. Fine. Fuck it. We’re from Madchester. Hilarious. A reference. Look, we’re even doing a little dance. So mad, us! Just a couple of kooks from ‘Chester. Happy? Good. Great. GREAT.

OCCUPATION: Minimal synth maximizers.

HOBBIES: Translating all 688 pages of Sweet Dreams: The Story of the New Romantics into Latin. Just in case.


LAST ACCOMPLISHMENT: We saw a hippogriff!

QUOTE: “You can’t spell ‘KVB’ without ‘k,’ ‘v,’, or ‘b.’”

PROFILE: The KVB make sophisticated Electronic Body Music. Or is it primal synth-pop? Actually Good Shoegaze? Pick your poison. Either way you take it, the result is a heaven of sorts: the KVB have been making causticly blissful music for over a decade. And the duo's love of pop and succinct songcraft has made it all feel like a pleasant blur.

Always say “Boy Howdy!”

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