credit: Darius Williams
Since forming in the din of a house party two years ago, PVA are the genre-hopping passion project of London musicians Ella Harris, Josh Baxter, and Louis Satchell. The three-piece traverse fistfuls of genres throughout rapturous live sets, incorporating techno landscapes, Balearic euphoria, and industrial miasma within the same songs. The band’s unique energy combines with blocky synths, deadpan vocals, and motorik drum loops to earmark the group as one of the capital’s foremost new bands. The band signed to Speedy Wunderground to do one of their prestigious sessions, (following the path of Black Midi, Squid, and Black Country, New Road amongst others) selling out 250 records before any could ship and have been widely praised, with Divine Intervention being described as 'Patti Smith fronting Factory Floor', (Pierre Hall) with 'that sweet LCD Soundstem energy ... God, it’s good' (The Guardian).
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