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Velvet. Hazily recalled dream states. Descending through Coraline-esque light tunnels into a shimmering parallel dimension. Those are just a few ways we’d comparatively describe the world one enters upon watching audio-visual duo The KVB’s new music video for their song “Violet Noon.”
“‘Violet Noon’ is a dark love song set against the backdrop of the apocalypse,” the band explains, citing the sounds of Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra as influences. “While the world falls apart all you can think of is the person you want to spend those last moments with.”
Shoegaze-soaked and reverb-heavy, the song blends minimalist electronic production with twinges of psychedelic dreaminess for a final product that feels as angelic as it does devilish. “Violet Noon” is the fifth track from The KVB’s 2018 album, Only Now Forever—an appropriately enigmatic title for a collection of equally enigmatic songs and their visual counterparts.
“We shot the video last October, on the last unseasonably warm day of the year on the Jurassic coast in Dorset on the south coast of England,” the duo goes on to explain. “For us, the dreaminess of the video perfectly reflects the otherworldliness of this song, it feels like a hazy memory, timeless and romantic.”
Watch the video for “Violet Noon” below, and check out the band’s rescheduled North American tour dates further down.
The KVB Tour Dates:
11 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Whistle Stop
14 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Rickshaw Stop
25 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Cactus Club
26 – Chicago, Ill @ Empty Bottle
27 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Mahalls
29 – Toronto, Ont. @ The Baby G
30 – Montreal, Qué.@ Bar le Ritz
31 – Boston, Mass, @ Great Scott
01 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Baby’s All Right
02 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Kung Fu Necktie
03 – Baltimore, Md. @ Metro Gallery
05 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The EARL
06 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa
12 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar
14 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo