Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Blood Orange, Perfume Genius, Yves Tumor, Jaden Smith, 1975


band members

Kyle Linahan


Influences

The Cure, Terrence Trent D'Arby, The Strokes


Unearthed artists we like

Milan Ring, Genesis Owusu, Maina Doe, BLESSED, Kllo


Website

iamkyva.com

Bio

‘Dollar Sign’ is rung through with post-punk guitar lines reminiscent of the Cure, and the yearning funk of Prince in slow-jam mode.

The track – co-produced by The Jezabels’ Samuel Lockwood with Vlossum’s Alister Wright and mixed by Kllo’s Simon Lam – is a retro-futurist reverie in which distant synthetic melodies work their way through a neon-lit fog. It’s as if Vangelis had spent a night in the club before composing the Blade Runner soundtrack.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 May 2020

Triple J
40

The kind of track that you can really sink into - it's like your feet are deep in goop and you've got cut some slow shapes to pry yourself free.

The kind of track that you can really sink into - it's like your feet are deep in goop and you've got cut some slow shapes to pry yourself free.

Review

Review by Elsa Silberstein Elsa Silberstein

29 Apr 2020

Triple J
50

Damn that was great! That production is bloody silky, and your voice reminds me a lil of Lianne La Havas - high and wavy, just on the verge of chills. I can't fault this one.

Damn that was great! That production is bloody silky, and your voice reminds me a lil of Lianne La Havas - high and wavy, just on the verge of chills. I can't fault this one.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

27 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

Dark, ambient and driven this is a sick mood created by KVYA. Those grooves draw you in from the start and it feels like you can't breathe until it's over.

Dark, ambient and driven this is a sick mood created by KVYA. Those grooves draw you in from the start and it feels like you can't breathe until it's over.