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The Sydney, Australia experimental rock band formerly known as Pivot, now having changed their name to PVT due to legal rights, 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 [1] 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 [1] 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.

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