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 and played heavily on BBC Radio 6 and KEXP, with Divine Intervention being described as ‘Patti Smith fronting Factory Floor’, (Pierre Hall) with ‘that sweet LCD Soundsystem energy … God, it’s good’ (The Guardian). The track has racked up nearly 90,000 plays on Spotify within the space of a couple of months.
With a hefty list of festivals and support slots including Baxter Dury, Franc Moody, HMLTD, The Orielles and Squid, the band have quickly become the most exciting band of 2020. After playing showcases at Austin’s SXSW, they will be heading to Japan to play shows in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.