The KVB is the audio/visual project of Klaus Von Barrel & Kat Day, based in London, UK. Combining shoegaze guitars, minimal synth melodies, hypnotic drum machine beats and reverb drenched vocals with abstract imagery, The KVB was initially started as a solo project by Klaus in 2010. Their debut release came in the form of a limited edition cassette tape (‘The Black Sun’) on cult underground label FLA Records in May 2010.
This was followed in 2011 by a series of acclaimed releases; including a 10” vinyl EP on Downwards Records (“Into The Night”) & another limited edition cassette, this time on Clan Destine Records (“Subjection/Subordination”).
After frequent collaborations through the year, Kat joined The KVB permanently on synths and visuals in late 2011 and this was shortly followed by the first ever live show in London at the Shacklewell Arms.
2012 has seen their schedule get even busier, with the release of their first full length LP, ‘Always Then’ (again on Clan Destine Records) and multiple European headline tours in support of the record, with shows in Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Spain etc. As well as a West Coast USA tour in June & July 2012, including a set at the Part Time Punks Shoegaze Festival, in Los Angeles.