“Echoes of vintage Blondie disco.”
“Irresistible grooves and dancefloor fillers from start to finish.”
Brand new single Radiate OUT NOW! Buy the album version and radio mix from iTunes today.
Watch the official music video and hear the acoustic version here.
Buy the Living the Dream EP on iTunes, featuring a live acoustic session version.
Buy the Killer Boots single on iTunes.
Watch the videos here.
Listen to more tunes below…
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KOVAK are Annelies Van de Velde (Vocals), Karl Bray (Guitars), Darren Bray (Drums) and Jonny Scafidi (Bass).
Ostensibly Britain’s answer to the Scissor Sisters (STAR magazine), Brighton-based electro-pop-rock band KOVAK were one of the first ever unsigned acts to be playlisted on Radio 2 last summer with their first single Killer Boots. The band’s brand new single Radiate has already been picked up and championed by leading Radio 2 presenter Steve Wright at the beginning of this year. Having recently teased a packed out BBC Club and made it onto VEVO with their second single, Living the Dream , KOVAK are on a mission to fill the pop-rock band-shaped gap in the UK with their fun-filled, self-crafted tunes.
But it’s not just the UK that’s loving their energetic pop. After being voted ‘Top 10 Critics Choice’ of NXNE by ‘Now’ magazine, the band played again at the prestigious industry showcase event in Toronto (Canada) this June and appeared live on CP24′s ‘Noon Show’ in front of 1.4 million viewers.
Amidst all this the band 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. Kovak 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.
Singer, poser, loves beer and chocolate. Talks alot and is called Mummalies by the other band members. Bit of a tomboy.
Guitarist and backing vocalist, loves running on the spot and anything off-beat. Owner of eye-catching glasses.
Drummer who likes to play his drums hard and fast. Has a passion for 70s American cars and buys shirts with matching ties.
Bass man with Italian blood and massive feet. Knows more about geology than is healthy and says ‘Y Manzana’ after everything.
Photos by David Levine
KOVAK – Radiate Music Video – OUT NOW
KOVAK – The story so far
KOVAK – Radiate Live & Unplugged in Spain
Filmed at Space Mountain Studios in Andalusia, Spain.
KOVAK – Killer Boots Music Video
KOVAK – Living the Dream Video
KOVAK at Coalition – Song: Catchy Monkey
KOVAK live at Playgroup Festival – Song: I Love the Dancefloor
KOVAK live at Shakedown Festival – Song: Living the Dream
Live interview with KOVAK on Canada’s CP24 during North by North East
To see more KOVAK videos, visit the official KOVAK YouTube channel.
25th May 2013 – Meadowlands Festival, Lewes
Main stage at 3pm
Info & tickets: www.meadowlandsfestival.com
30th May 2013 @ Tangerine, Worthing
Info & tickets: www.facebook.com/TurbulencePromotions
31st May 2013 – Turbulence @ The Hope, Brighton
Headline slot, stage time TBC
Info & tickets: www.tangerinebar.co.uk/
28th June 2013 – Brighton Music Awards @ Latest Music Bar, Brighton
Stage time TBC
Info & tickets: www.brightonmusicawards.com
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Andy Hollis – Manager