Kovak

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

Music

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.

 

 

About KOVAK

Kovak

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.

 

 

Photos

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

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

Videos

KOVAK – NEW SINGLE Swing Song


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.

Gigs

Kovak gigs

Sat 11.5.19 – Alternative Great Escape: Escape to Pelirocco – Pelirocco Hotel – Brighton

If you don’t have tickets for the Great Escape this year, fear not! This all day FREE live music event at Brighton’s most iconic rock ‘n roll hotel has you covered with a cracking line up, kicked off by yours truly.

Tickets FREE
Hotel Pelirocco, 10 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FG
On stage at 2pm

Sat 6.7.19 – Camper Marmelade 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.

 

Press

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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

Contact

Andy Hollis – Manager

andy@74promotions.com

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