Image credit: Kat Day
Saccades (the solo project of The KVB’s Nicholas Wood) released the sublime synth-pop cut ‘Like Everyday’ and today he’s sharing a club-focussed ‘The KVB Late Night Remix’ version of the song. You can check out the remix here: fuzzclub.lnk.to/saccadesremix
When not trading in blissed-out psychedelic pop under the Saccades moniker, Nick is best known for making up one half of the coldwave/post-punk duo The KVB with his wife, the visual artist Kat Day. Signed to Geoff Barrow of Portishead and Beak’s Invada Records, The KVB have toured extensively, received critical acclaim and picked up a loyal international fanbase.
On ‘Like Everyday (The KVB Late Night Remix)’, Nick bridges the divide between his two musical outlets to euphoric effect. He says of the remix: “It’s always an interesting challenge to remix your own song and with this one we really wanted to keep the laid back and ‘airy’ atmosphere of the original, but this time taking it in a direction more suited to the dance floor. The end result is quite different from our usual remix style and it has an almost deep house via new wave vibe to it.”
Whilst holed up at home in Manchester over lockdown, Nick set to work on the second Saccades album which is pencilled in for release early 2021. ‘Like Everyday’ – the first new Saccades music since the 2017 debut LP – is the first taste of that new material and is available to stream here: fuzzclub.lnk.to/like-everyday.
Nick said of the single: “This song was written back in spring and it’s about the idea of someone living their life through watching another person’s facade of luxury. This year I’ve often read about people spying on their neighbours because of lockdown and so I imagined this song all taking place in a Ballard-esque world of paranoia, isolation and opulent high-rises, set against a fizzy synth-pop soundtrack.”
Keeping with the song’s Ballardian themes, Saccades also recently released a video for ‘Like Everyday’. Made by The KVB’s Kat Day using game engines and depth sense cameras, the video sees as a distorted 3D hologram of Nick performing amongst a desolate, sun-kissed brutalist metropolis.