Manchester-based post-punk duo, The KVB, is thrilled to announce the release of their latest studio album, Artefacts (Reimaginings From The Original Psychedelic Era). As the title suggests, the album features 11 tracks of The KVB’s evocative and incredibly unique interpretations of unsung classics and hidden gems from one of the most fruitful and influential periods of music, the ‘60s psychedelic explosion.
“To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original ‘Nuggets’ compilation album, we decided to record our own versions of some of our favourite 60s psych classics. This era has been a constant influence throughout our music career, so we felt making this album would be the perfect tribute. We wanted to bring these tracks into our world by totally rebuilding each song in our signature sound.”
Featuring radical reworkings of tracks by 13th Floor Elevators, The Castaways, Them, The Troggs, The Pretty Things and many more, Artefacts is proof that it’s possible for a band to be influenced by a particular band or style without sounding like those bands. Indeed, The KVB seem to capture the essence of the psychedelic era with their hypnotic rhythms and ethereal vocals that drift in and out of the listener’s consciousness. Just check out the band’s fantastic version of Status Quo’s “Pictures Of Matchstick Men,” which is released today on all digital music platforms.