Sing me something new #5: PVA

Meet the techno-inspired disco-punks touted as one of the nation's most 'danceable' new bands

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 2nd Apr 2020

Who? PVA

Hometown: London, UK

For fans of: Kraftwerk, LCD Soundsystem, The Orielles 

What's their story?

London three-piece PVA are an exciting new act providing a fresh take on a somewhat overdone post-punk sound. Signed to producer Dan Carey's cult indie label, Speedy Wunderground (Black Midi, Squid, Sinead O'Brien, Black Country, New Road) last year, PVA reportedly formed after repeatedly bumping into each other whilst drunk at various house parties. 

From the outset, vocalist/guitarist Ella Harris, keyboardist Josh Baxter and drummer Louis Satchell decided to favour the methodology used by the likes of label pals Black Midi, by performing music before releasing it. The group have since toured across Europe and the UK with hardly any music made available to fans. 

Recognised for their energetic and captivating live shows, the band have been included on lineups from Green Man Festival to Belgium's Sonic City Festival, despite having only released one track, 2019's 'Divine Intervention'. 

Harnessing a unique disco-punk sound, incorporating elements of industrial techno, balearic dance and synth-pop, PVA have created an ever-evolving soundtrack that has seen them touted as the UK's 'most danceable new band'.

Where can I see them?

The band are due to appear at this year's Manchester Psych Festival on Saturday 5th September.


Find PVA Tickets below...

Manchester Psych Fest 2020 - Various venues in Manchester - Saturday 5th September

This event has been cancelled
Covid-19 Pandemic


Headline image credit: PVA