Listen: PVT announce new album on Arvos
September 11th 2015
“We did a lot of recording at the end of last year – we’re mixing a new record.”
In the lead up to their first gig in two years at Small World festival, Richard and Laurence Pike from PVT sat down with Amy Gibbs to chat the rerelease and ten year anniversary of their debut album Make Me Love You (2005), and the new record they’re in the process of making.
They discussed how the electronic and indie music scenes have changed – “when we did Make Me Love You it was pretty weird to see someone on stage with a laptop” – and how their background as classically trained musicians influenced their performance practice. The boys traced their influences from fellow Warp Records artists Aphex Twin and Autechre, to German academic avant-classical composer Stockhausen.
“The most exciting thing for me in music is when you just can’t tell where it comes from and how it’s made.”
Although their upcoming gig coincides with the anniversary and rerelease of Make Me Love You, Richard and Laurence weren’t keen to commit to playing anything off that record – given that they are still getting used to playing live again, let alone re-learning old songs.
“The line up of the band changed so significantly as soon as the record came out. It’s quite difficult for us to recreate [Make Me Love You].”
PVT is currently split between Sydney and London which makes doing shows pretty hard, but they have found the time and opportunity to record together recently and are currently working on an as-yet untitled new album.
“It’s going to be mixed by the end of next week, probably.”
- PVT :: Interview with Amy Gibbs
WHAT: FBi Presents Small World Festival
WHO: PVT, The Church, DZ Deathrays,
WHERE: Sydney Park
WHEN: Saturday 19 September
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