The Sydney, Australia experimental rock band formerly known as Pivot, now having changed their name to PVT due to legal threats, are a 3 piece band based in London and Sydney.In 2008, PVT signed to legendary UK label Warp Records.
Thier first EP In the Blood was released (as Pivot) on May 18th in UK /Europe, and May 24th in Australia in 12" / Digital format. The was directed by Alexander Orlando Smith (Coldplay, Futureheads).PVT's first international release O Soundtrack My Heart (also released under the name band name Pivot) came out August 9th in Australia, and August 18th in the UK / Europe.
It was tracked at BJB Studios Sydney, Australia, with Scott Horscroft, and mixed with John McEntire (Tortoise/The Sea and Cake), at Soma Electronic Music Studios in Chicago, Illinois, USA.2008 saw the band tour relentlessly across Europe and the UK.
Notable shows included an appearance at 2008 Meltdown with Yellow Magic Orchestra, Glastonbury and invitations from The Arctic Monkeys, Sigur Rós and Gary Numan to support on Australian tours.The band has been known to cover Talking Heads' I Zimbra live using live sampling to replicate up to 12 parts, and included a live version of the song on the B Side of their O soundtrack My Heart tour-only 7".
PVT were invited to perform as part of the Brian Eno curated Luminous Festival at the Sydney Opera House in June 2009, and were then also working on the completion of their third studio release, Church With No Magic, with engineer Burke Reid in Sydney.
In 2009 they contributed a cover of the Grizzly Bear song "Colorado" to the Warp20 (Recreated) compilation, as well as having their song "Fool In Rain" covered by Scott Herren's 'Diamond Watch Wrists'.
In 2010, the group decided to remove the vowels from their name Pivot after a legal claim was made from an American progressive metal band of the same name.About the name change, Richard Pike said “It was frustrating and kind of ridiculous, 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 fazed by it. Altering the name just seemed to be another step in the process for the record to come out and be heard… At the end of the day it’s small change, and we hope you’ll adjust to as quickly as we have.
”PVT's second international release, Church With No Magic, was released in August 2010. PVT worked with Ivan Vizintin, engineer and former Ghoul frontman, and Ben Hillier, mixer, to produce their third studio album, Homosapien.
The album was released on February 11th 2013
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