PVA, the Grammy-nominated, South London electronic music trio, has announced a new UK headline tour. They will play in February and March, culminating in a headline show at London’s Scala.
The live dates come hot on the heels of the group’s biggest UK/EU tour to date, which saw them headline a packed-out Village Underground in November.
The trio comprises Ella Harris and Josh Baxter alongside drummer and percussionist Louis Satchell. Ella and Josh share lead vocals as well as handling synths, guitars, and production. Together they mix up acid, disco, blistering synths, and cathartic sprechgesang post-punk, which has been tearing up the dancefloors.
PVA received a Best Live Performer nomination at 2022’s AIM Awards. They honed their live chops at venues like The Windmill in Brixton as part of the same scene as Black Country, New Road and Squid. However, unlike BC,NR and Squid, with their near jazz-like styles and influences from bands like Talking Heads and Devo, PVA draw on the percussive rhythm of Nitzer Ebb and the hard-edged techno of Factory Floor.
PVA’s released debut album Blush to critical acclaim in October last year via Ninja Tune. Dork gave the album a five out of five rating, stating: “the record drags listeners to the edge of a cliff and prompts them to scream with joy”.
Noise around PVA is building. PVA performed their BBC Radio 6 Music playlisted single ‘Hero Man’ on Later… with Jools Holland. Furthermore, BBC Radio 1 and Lauren Laverne, Mary-Anne Hobbs, et al. on BBC Radio 6 have also given great support. You need to catch PVA at an intimate venue before they start gigging at the bigger places.
PVA’s tour will stop at the following places:
Mon, February 27 2023: Future Yard, Birkenhead
Tue, February 28: Cluny 2, Newcastle
Wed, March 1: Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Fri, March 3: Trades Club, Hebden
Mon, March 6: The Boileroom, Guildford
Tue, March 7: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Wed, March 8: Cavern Club, Exeter
Thu, March 9: Cornish Bank, Falmouth
Fri, March 10: Moles, Bath
Sun, March 12: Bedford Esquires, Bedford
Mon, March 13: Rough Trade Bristol (Instore)
Wed, March 17: Elsewhere, Margate
Wed, April 5: Scala, London