PVT are international, though they’re known as Pivot to anyone in the know. They’re an act that’s embraced technology at every turn – gritty, new, confronting – and their uncompromised songwriting and musical understanding have seen their first four albums released to global acclaim. They’ve been all over, both on their own steam and in the support of acts like The Arctic Monkeys, Gary Numan, Warpaint, Bloc Party, and Gotye. After years of touring the band wound up cast far and wide residing each in a different continent. Men of the world. Seasoned campaigners.
2017 sees members Dave Miller along with brothers Richard & Laurence Pike return home, with their fifth album. Ask em why it was so long between drinks? They’ll tell it’s you none of your business. Ask what brought the three of them back together and they’ll say the same thing.
PVT have been in an on going scrap with their status for years. Their uncompromising approach to musical self-determination has seen them battling labels, trends and sometimes their own audience. Chin-scratching white men with dreadlocks. Warp records disciples. They’ve come away veterans, masters in a precise, musical, and beautiful violence. But the content, the meaning, has never been this sharp, and especially never this political.