“Echoes of vintage Blondie disco.”
The Times
“Irresistible grooves and dancefloor fillers from start to finish.”
Record Collector


Visit the Kovak iTunes store to buy new singles Radiate, Living the Dream and Killer Boots, including the Killer Boots Club Mix by Dom Beken.




KOVAK are Annelies Van de Velde (Vocals), Karl Bray (Guitars), Darren Bray (Drums) and Emily Johnson (Bass)

Ostensibly Britain’s answer to the Scissor Sisters (STAR magazine), Brighton-based electro-rock band Kovak are part of a rare breed to be playlisted on Radio 2 with their first single Killer Boots. The band’s single Radiate was also picked up and championed by leading Radio 2 presenter Steve Wright. Having teased a packed out BBC Club, made it onto VEVO with their second single, Living the Dream and winning ‘Band of the Year’ at the 2013 Brighton Music Awards, Kovak are on a mission to fill the pop-rock band-shaped gap in the UK with their catchy, self-crafted tunes.

But it’s not just the UK that’s loving their energetic pop. The band have performed several times at Toronto’s NXNE festival and were voted ‘Top 10 Critics Choice’ of NXNE by ‘Now’ magazine as well as appearing live on CP24′s ‘Noon Show’ in front of 1.4 million viewers. And their recent acoustic ‘Kitchen Sessions’ covers have been racking up YouTube fans, with their version of Sia’s Chandelier hitting over 100,000 views within 8 weeks of its release.

Kovak at The BBC Club

Kovak at The BBC Club - Photo by David Levine

Amidst all this Kovak have been recording their highly anticipated forthcoming album with BAFTA nominated producer Dom Beken (The Orb, KLF, High Frequency Bandwidth) at legendary producer Youth’s studios in Andalusia, Spain. They have also been working with dance producer Andy Gray (Hard Fi, Gary Numan, Paul Oakenfold) making use of his museum’s worth of vintage synths at his haunted 15th century manor on the Isle of Wight.

2014 will see the release of their much anticipated debut album, which you can already catch live during a string of gigs. Be there.


For more LIVE shots, visit KOVAK’s Facebook gallery.

For high res press images, please email andy@74promotions.com.


KOVAK – Radiate Music Video

Directed & filmed by Ben Simon at Media Brighton

KOVAK – I Love the Dancefloor at Meadowlands Festival

By Giacomo Cannata

KOVAK – The story so far

Directed & filmed by Ben Simon at Media Brighton

KOVAK – Sia Chandelier Acoustic Cover

Filmed by Ben Simon at Media Brighton

KOVAK – Radiate Live & Unplugged in Spain

Filmed at Space Mountain Studios in Andalusia, Spain.

KOVAK – Killer Boots Music Video

Directed & filmed by Ben Simon at Media Brighton
Styling, hair & make up by Renee Beach.

KOVAK – Living the Dream Video

Directed & filmed by Ben Simon at Media Brighton
Styling, hair & make up by Renee Beach.

KOVAK at Coalition – Song: Catchy Monkey

Directed & filmed by Ben Simon at Media Brighton

KOVAK live at Playgroup Festival – Song: I Love the Dancefloor

Live interview with KOVAK on Canada’s CP24 during North by North East

To see more KOVAK videos, visit the official KOVAK YouTube channel.


12th July – Worthing – Birdman Festival @ Bar 42

42 Marine Parade, Worthing
Doors 7pm, on stage 10pm
£3 entry
Facebook event

23rd August – Lewes – The Con Club

139 High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XS
Doors, stage time & entry TBC

28th August – London – Rewind @ Floridita

100 Wardour St, London, W1F 0TN
Doors 7pm, on stage 10pm
£5 entry


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Rhythm & Booze Radiate Review

Star Magazine Radiate Review

Electric City Club Radiate Review

Absolute Brighton Interview

Record Collector Gig Review

Kovak in The Times

NOW Magazine NXNE Review


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Andy Hollis – Manager


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