PVT, the Sydney-based trio previously known as Pivot, have just released their album ‘New Spirit’. And now they’re headed to London.
The band, who combine ambient electronica, warped vocals, and an industrial charge, play Kamio on 19 April and will no doubt be performing tracks from the new LP that already boasts the singles ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’, ‘Another Life’, and the title track.
“The title ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’ comes from the name of a landscape photo by the Australian photographer Peter Dombrovskis depicting a bend in the Franklin River in Tasmania,” explain the band of the album’s politically charged lead single. “The photo was successfully used in a 1983 campaign against the intended destruction of large areas of national forest by the government of the day.
“Our hope was to examine one of the large elephants that appears to be in Australia’s living room at the moment.”
Adds director Mclean Stephenson: “This video is about the spiritual ruination of a nobody. A beaten person. A man who couldn’t even get a seat at a support group meeting. So he moves to the bush. And he decides to dress like a bush. And eat animal food. And erase himself. And in the depths of his erasure he encounters a new hope. He soon becomes a spirit of the bush. A spirit of the bushland night sky. And he soars through the trees and over the trees. And he is a Phoenix and a guardian of places without postcodes. A new spirit.”
The album’s title track is equally uncompromising.
“Lyrically, it references all the regressive politicking over the past 5 years. The Spirit of Australia. We need to work on a better one,” says Dave Miller, who’s joined in PVT by brothers Richard and Laurence Pike.
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