Strange Days presents Saccades
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“Saccades finds a fascinating middle ground between soothing languid
melodies and irresistible dance rhythm.” Under The Radar
“Flowing Fades may be the perfect record as we come out of
Lockdown… a soundtrack for the summer” Louder Than War
“Hazy, daydreaming psych-pop gems… Nicholas Wood is continually
making music, forever crafting fresh ideas.” Clash Magazine
‘Flowing Fades’, the second Saccades album from The KVB’s Nicholas Wood, is due for release April 9th on Fuzz Club Records. Where Wood’s work in The KVB (Invada Records) trades in minimalist post-punk/coldwave, the Manchester-based artist’s solo material under the Saccades moniker is an exercise in escapist psychedelic pop. On ‘Flowing Fades’ we find a world of blissed-out synths, languid carefree guitars, dreamy vocals and influences that range from J.G. Ballard and Serge Gainsbourg to 80s dream pop and yacht-rock.
‘Flowing Fades’ is unlike anything Nicholas Wood has made before. The gloomy atmospherics and glacial walls-of-sound seen with The KVB are nowhere to be found and the stripped-back, guitar-focussed psych-pop of his debut Saccades album has taken on a whole now life; one in which the synths take centre-stage again. It’s a rare sort of album that manages to feel purely escapist but has one foot firmly placed in our ever-changing present – Wood using the strangeness of our times as a conceptual launchpad more than anything else. The album is due for release April 9th 2021 on London-based label Fuzz Club Records.