Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN

Koban is in the post-punk, dark-wave, goth vein. "Drawing inspiration from the golden years of gothic music (were talking 1986, not 300 CE), Kobans drum-machine drones recall a time when bands werent afraid to experiment with the boundaries between art and pop music"- Sled Island Press


A Vancouver based dark wave/post punk duo backed by a drum machine, eerie guitar, repetition, et les paroles en franais. Koban has a minimalist sound that still maintains power and multiple dimensions. We have been described as "Stark, rapid, and cold" and compared to the likes of Joy Division, Blank Dogs, and Sonic Youth. (Razorcake, Pasta Primavera and Thebroadwaytoboundary.) Our influences range from bands like Shellac, for their heavy sound, subject matter and punk ethos, to bands like Deux, who have that minimalist 707 drum machine sound that we love. We have been touring since 2011 and are planning to make our debut in Europe in the Summer of 2014. We never slow down, when one project is complete we are already half way done the next project. You can expect a lot more from Koban in the coming year.


Solid Gold 7" (2011)
BEKO Digital Singles Label: Colours (Sept 2011)
Null LP (March 2013)
Function Operate: Volume II (March 5 2013)
Flat Field Records Compilation (April 2013)
Ep to be released on Function Operate TBA