Nicholas Wood of The KVB announces his second album under the Saccades moniker
Saccades, the solo project of The KVB’s Nicholas Wood, is today announcing the ‘Flowing Fades’ LP and sharing the first single, ‘Islands Past’. Where Wood’s work in The KVB trades in minimalist post-punk/coldwave, the Manchester-based artist’s solo material sees him trade in escapist psychedelic pop. The sun-soaked album-opener ‘Islands Past’ is a melting pot of blissed-out synths, languid guitars and dreamy vocals. With the new album set for release on April 9th, you can stream the first cut below.
On ‘Flowing Fades’, Wood recalls: “I began to properly work on this album after returning from The KVB’s North American Tour in late 2019, my head filled with new inspiration for this project and a clear idea on how this album should sound. I wanted to create something soothing and immersive. Music for escapism, which can be listened to at sunrise or sunset. Even though it’s lighter and mellower than my usual output, I feel like there are strong hints of melancholia in there too, reflecting the world in which it was created.”
Talking about ‘Island’s Past’, he says: “This is the first track I worked on for the album and I think it is the clearest link between the first Saccades album and this new one. It’s a song about the effect nostalgia and memory has on our lives. Trying to move forward, but knowing that the past is always there behind you. Sometimes it’s good to look back, but then sometimes it’s not and it’s about trying to get that balance right within you. The initial musical idea came about through me trying to recreate the opening chords from the soundtrack to Taxi Driver on guitar.”