This weeks top pick goes to London's PVA with their new EP Toner.
PVA take cues from 808s and Heartbreak-era Kanye, Kraftwerk, and New York’s ‘No Wave’ scene of the late 1970s. The result is a live show that is unique, energetic, utterly captivating – and continually developing. The culmination of these shows is is PVA’s debut single, “Divine Intervention”. Recorded and released by South London’s Speedy Wunderground, the label that helped shine a light on the scene surrounding bands like Warmduscher, Black Midi, and Black Country, New Road, “Divine Intervention” is a chthonic disco tune, based around chugging synths, anxiety-inducing guitar riffs, and deadpan vocals. Speedy Wunderground’s Pierre Hall describes it as sounding like “Patti Smith fronting Factory Floor”.
Ollie Plumb - Dazed