The She (Bára Kratochvílová) & He (Jan Kratochvíl) of acoustic-electric band DVA make highly imaginative music, which has already attracted plenty of attention from music journalists, bloggers and fans all over the world. The project was born in 2006 out of a theatre music band in the town of Hradec Kralove, and DVA have retained playfulness as the key element of their music ever since. Their „pop of non-existent radios“ incorporates not only Czech folklore, but also tango, circus and cabaret music, and is also influenced by the freak folk movement of the early 2000s as well as hip hop beatboxing. Early in their career DVA were championed by the late Charlie Gillett (BBC World), who chose their debut album Fonók (2008) as his Album of the Year. The sophomore album HU (2010) won the Anděl Award for Best Alternative Music Album, and the next studio recording NIPOMO (2014) scooped up Best Album of the Year at the Vinyla Awards. Apart from making critically acclaimed albums, DVA have also created music for theatre pieces and video games. Their Botanicula Soundtrack won Excellence in Audio at the Independent Games Festival 2012. DVA have toured most of Europe and have also played in North America and Asia. Since 2014 they have been signed to Northern Spy Records (Zs, Arto Lindsay, Cloud Nothings).
Fonók (Indies Records, 2008)
HU (Indies Records, 2010)
Botanicula Soundtrack (Bumbumsatori! / Minority records, 2012)
NIPOMO (Label HomeTable / Northern Spy, 2014)
artist: hudba.dva (at) gmail.com