New Song : KAV : Mr. Nice

British expat and former Happy Mondays guitarist KAV kinda fell off the radar following the release of his critically-lauded 2008 Blaggers N Liars EP, but recently tested the waters, touring with DATAROCK and Eastern Conference Champions, leading up to the release of his The Mr Nice EP.  The release is designed as a companion piece to Mr. Nice, a Howard Marks biopic starring Rhys Ifans & Chloe Sevigny.

Not familiar with this Howard Mark fellow? This author/teacher/drug smuggler thrived in the 80s, when he boasted forty-three aliases, eighty-nine phone lines and control of twenty-five companies. Why, you ask? Well, in the 70s & 80s, Marks was responsible for importing most of the marijuana sold in the UK, as well as moving mountains of hashish into Europe and America in the equipment of touring rock bands. Ever the opportunist, Marks also had dealings with folks like the CIA, MI6, the IRA and the Mafia. Sounds better than Catch Me If You Can.

As far as KAV, his next release is The Shake It Like You Hate It EP (featuring remixes from Dan Oh! from DIM MAK & Jesse Rogg), which purportedly will finally be followed by KAV’s full-length debut some time 2011. Regardless of how you look at it, the title track from the Mr. Nice EP is a drug song, albeit more Primal Scream than Peter, Paul and Mary.

MP3 : KAV – Mr. Nice

  • JB Stringer

    January 4, 2011 [ 8:19 am ]

    Hey, I saw Kav & his band play at Viper Room early in 2010 & was really impressed a great rock n roll sound, good songs with big choruses & awesome crowd atmosphere. look forward to hearing more from this talented kid… j.b

  • LeylaP

    January 4, 2011 [ 1:12 pm ]

    This is so HOT! ♥♥♥

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