Kiven is modern rock band currently based out of Los Angeles, CA. The band consists of members Tyler Demorest (Guitar, Keys, and Vocals), Matt Cohen (Bass), Danny Schnair (Guitar), and Jake Reed (Drums).
In February 2014, Kiven released their debut self-titled album ‘Kiven’, which features production by Tony Hajjar of At The Drive-In/Sparta and includes the single “In The Fire,” which went Number 1 on KROQ Locals Only and sat in the Top 5 for nine straight weeks. Soon after the debut release, Kiven made their second appearance at SXSW this past year, followed by a KROQ Presents Los Angeles Residency, and rounded out 2014 with two more tours across the NorthWest. Between “In The Fire” and the follow up single “I Can Take It,” Kiven maintained a Top 15 spot on the FMQB Submodern Album Radio Charts and received airplay on 200+ stations nationally. There are big plans already set for 2015.
“It’s heavy when it needs to be, delicate and atmospheric when it should be, very catchy without being mundane, and extremely diverse without feeling disjointed in the slightest. It’s just good, really good.” - Riley Breckenridge, Thrice
“The band seamlessly melds driving percussion and the occasional screaming vocal with complex jazz-indebted guitar lines for a product that’s uniquely Kiven.” - BMI
“A remarkable marriage of furious prog-metal and grooves so precise you could dress them in Armani.” - Entertainment Weekly