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


Album Modern Lovers out now – get your digital or limited edition physical version here.

Kovak Modern Lovers


Or visit the Kovak iTunes store to buy singles Swing Song, Radiate, Living the Dream and Killer Boots, as well as Kovak’s debut album Heroes & High Heels.





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

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 Brighton Music Awards, Kovak do their best 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 love 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. Their acoustic ‘Kitchen Sessions’ covers racked up YouTube fans, with their version of Sia’s Chandelier hitting over 230,000 views and the band’s newest single ‘Swing Song’ was playlisted on LA’s KROQ.

Amidst all this Kovak recorded their highly anticipated album Modern Lovers with BAFTA nominated producer Dom Beken (The Orb, KLF, High Frequency Bandwidth) at legendary producer Youth’s studios in Andalusia, Spain. They also worked 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. Released in September 2015, Modern Lovers was hailed in the music press, racking up comparisons to Blondie, Chrissy Hynde and Duran Duran.

After a break from the stage, Kovak turned heads once more at the Latest Music Bar late 2018 and were immediately booked for more gigs in 2019 – see the gigs page to catch them in action.




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

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



Directed & filmed by Ben Simon at Media Brighton

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.

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

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


Kovak gigs

Sat 6.7.19 – Camper Marmalade Festival – Polegate (East Sussex)

With live music and family-friendly entertainment from Friday through to Sunday, this VW festival is open to VW lovers and music lovers alike. Come for one night or camp all weekend. And don’t forget your costume – the fancy dress theme this year is Monty Python.

Tickets £15 for the day on Saturday, with weekend and camping options available too, visit www.campermarmalade.uk
The postcode BN26 6QN will bring you straight to the gate of the festival
On stage around 9:30pm, just before the headliners.



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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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