Posted on December 16 2020
Nicholas Wood deals in deep house via new wave on ‘The KVB Late Night’ remix of ‘Like Everyday’, the new single under his solo project Saccades
Last month, Saccades (the solo project of The KVB’s Nicholas Wood) released the sublime synth-pop cut ‘Like Everyday’ and today Nick is sharing a club-focussed ‘The KVB Late Night Remix’ version of the song. You can check it out below.
When not trading in blissed-out psychedelic pop under the Saccades moniker, Nick is best known for making up one half of the coldwave/post-punk duo The KVB with his wife, the visual artist Kat Day. On ‘Like Everyday (The KVB Late Night Remix)’, Nick bridges the divide between his two musical outlets to euphoric effect.
He says of the remix: “It's always an interesting challenge to remix your own song and with this one we really wanted to keep the laid back and ‘airy’ atmosphere of the original, but this time taking it in a direction more suited to the dance floor. The end result is quite different from our usual remix style and it has an almost deep house via new wave vibe to it.”
Whilst holed up at home in Manchester over lockdown, Nick set to work on the second Saccades album which is pencilled in for release early 2021. ‘Like Everyday’ – the first new Saccades music since the 2017 debut LP – is the first taste of that new material and was released last month.
On the single, Nick recalls: “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.”