As a self-proclaimed ‘Hong Kong’s trashiest pop band’, Kvyle are unapologetically brash and brazen. Originally a solo lockdown project, Kvyle was the product of singer/bassist Elly’s recreation of the grit and discord of their metropolis in a minimized production and songwriting style, highlighting the duality between bass guitar and the rhythm section, headed by Elly (bass/vocals, formerly of Strange Lives) and Underdog (drums/sampling, formerly of David Boring and Die!ChiwawaDie!) respectively. The project currently resides in Leeds, with creative collaborators contributing from all over the world.
The duo’s brand of post-punk on their debut effort “ambition” was fuelled by the idea of a “counter-counter-culture”. As a non-orthodox punk duo highlighting noise and dissonance, “ambition” takes in a pinch of abrasiveness from Metz, a dash of ferocity from David Boring, all molded into the modus operandi of rock duos like Slaves and Royal Blood. Partnering with Zubin Isaac (of Four Quarters) on production, hints of shoegaze punk shines through with Kvyle’s hook-filled songwriting behind the dark wall of British post-punk, industrial sounds, and white noise.