Saccades, the solo project of The KVB’s Nicholas Wood, is today sharing the video for new single ‘Like Everyday. Inspired by lockdown paranoia and JG Ballard’s ‘High-Rise’ novel, ‘Like Everyday’ is a piece of breezy, blissed-out synth pop. Using game engines and depth sense cameras, the video was made by visual artist Kat Day (Nick’s wife and the other half of The KVB) and sees a distorted 3D hologram of Nick performing in a desolate, sun-kissed brutalist metropolis. You can check out the video here: fuzzclub.lnk.to/like-everyday
Talking about ‘Like Everyday’, Nick says: “This song was written back in spring and it’s about the idea of someone living their life through watching another person’s facade of luxury. This year I’ve often read about people spying on their neighbours because of lockdown and so I imagined this song all taking place in a Ballard-esque world of paranoia, isolation and opulent high-rises, set against a fizzy synth-pop soundtrack.”
Nick Wood is best known as making up one half of the synth/post-punk duo The KVB. Signed to Geoff Barrow of Portishead and Beak’s Invada Records, over the last ten years the duo have toured extensively and picked up a loyal international fanbase. A marked departure Nick the gloomy atmospherics and minimalist electronic experimentations of The KVB, 2017 saw Wood debut the Saccades project with a self-titled debut album, released to high-praise on London-based label Fuzz Club.
With album #2 set for release in early 2021, ‘Like Everyday’ promises a Saccades record that builds on the dreamy psych-pop haze of its predecessor in a sublimely synth-heavy fashion.