Click here to expand and collapse the player


Rate It! Avg: 5.0 (2 ratings)
  • PVT


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Dark experimental instrumental post-rock band Pivot were formed in 1999 by brothers Laurenz Pike (drums, percussion) and Richard Pike (guitar, production), but soon ballooned to a five-piece band with the additions of Adrian Klumpes (keyboard), Neal Sutherland (bass), and Dave Bowman (turntables). It may be de rigueur to compare instrumental music to film soundtracks, but partly inspired by Vangelis, that was exactly the sound Pivot were aiming for. They shut themselves away for two years of regular three-hour rehearsal sessions, and the improvised demos they recorded during this time were packaged as EPs, which managed to capture air time on the radio. Their first album took roughly three years from the start of recording to its release, partly due to the band's perfectionism, but presumably also because of the number of side projects they were participating in. Both Pike brothers played with Flanger, and Laurenz Pike must have been particularly busy, at times being a member of Triosk along with Adrian Klumpes, as well as being involved with two of Scott Herren's projects, Prefuse 73 and Savath & Savalas, and also forming Roam the Hello Clouds with laptop musician Dave Miller. In 2005, Miller was invited to join the band, which then became a three-piece consisting of just Miller and the Pike brothers. The album Make Me Love You was finally released that year. Their second (and less delayed) album, O Soundtrack My Heart, was recorded in Chicago and mixed by John McEntire of Tortoise; the band signed to Warp in 2008 to earn it an international release. By the time the group's album Church with No Magic arrived in 2010, Pivot dropped the vowels to become PVT.


  • 10.02.15 Self-Portrait II, Band Rehearsal, Sydney 2015 http://t.co/l8egVv3DWS
  • 10.02.15 Self-Portrait, Band Rehearsal, Sydney https://t.co/Pm1z7hmbyb
  • 09.30.15 RT @timshiel: How you know you're a real @pvtpvt fan: you loved them before they were "that band from the poster in The IT Crowd" https://t…
  • 09.29.15 This is real groovy like https://t.co/ieQcFP5Lpf
  • 09.26.15 Thanks to everyone who came to @SmallWorldFest last weekend, and thanks to @PurpleSneakerz for the nice words: http://t.co/fX5VHZ6eb6
  • 09.26.15 RT @PurpleSneakerz: Our #SmallWorld2015 Review ft. @jackladdersings, @pvtpvt, @DZDEATHRAYS, @SPODemonic & more! http://t.co/VXygPB3jNb
  • 09.20.15 Nice to play a gig and catch up with old mates yesterday at @smallworldaus ... This is Rick talkin'… https://t.co/pG7AzkM3a7
  • 09.19.15 RT @theAUreview: Yes! @pvtpvt are back and with some new music to boot! #smallworld #smallworld2015 http://t.co/ur5gcJwYkh
  • 09.19.15 RT @Brendanoz: Just seen an amazing new song #kangaroo by @pvtpvt #smallworldfestival what an awesome beat @fbiradio @triplej http://t.co/X…
  • 09.18.15 Chariots of Fire on @rageABC. Vangelis w/ a coffee & ciggie in front of the piano. Today's going to be a good one guys.
  • 09.18.15 RT @jbmandm: well done @nickcave! #freethearts http://t.co/lFCSwJqKGg
  • 09.18.15 RT @theAUreview: Get the timetable for tomorrow's Small World Festival in Sydney: http://t.co/PsFKRuAL8u #smallworld2015 http://t.co/96GCAd…