Sydney trio, PVT (formerly known as Pivot), will return 16th July with their highly anticipated new album, Church With No Magic. To celebrate, the band will also be touring Australia in August.
From the press release:
The release of Church With No Magic also coincides with a change to the band’s name, from Pivot to PVT. The change was a necessary one, the result of an unexpected legal claim from a band in the United States that used the same name.
“It was frustrating and kind of ridiculous,’’ says Richard. “But it became quickly obvious that it was a legal battle in the US we may not even win, and one we just couldn’t afford to lose. So in the end, we weren’t phased by it. Altering the name just seemed to be another step in the process for the record to come out and be heard’’, an attitude that seems to reflect the ongoing evolution and burgeoning momentum within the band.
The most notable development on Church With No Magic would have to be the vocals of multi-instrumentalist Richard Pike. While the band have often used vocals in the past, particularly live, this album sees them taking on a more central role within the songs. “Rich has always sung, ever since we were kids, but it’s just not something that ever happened in PVT in such a direct way until now,’’ says brother Laurence. “It wasn’t a conscious choice to add vocals on this record. It just happened in the initial sessions for the album. It felt totally natural so we just rolled with it.”
The album’s first single, ‘Window’, is typical of the dense collisions of PVT’s sound world. It’s a heady combination of vocal experimentation, swirling keyboard arpeggios and pounding drums, with emotive harmony and clear melodic punch.
Australian Tour 2010
Friday 6th August
Perth – Rosemount – Buy Tickets
Thursday 12th August
Melbourne – The Corner
Thursday 19th August
Brisbane – Zoo
Saturday 21st August
Sydney – Manning Bar – Buy Tickets