PVA share video for “Bad Dad”
New album “BLUSH” out 14th October via Ninja Tune
Biggest UK / EU headline tour to date to take place Oct / Nov 2022
Today, GRAMMY-nominated, South London trio PVA have shared a new video for their recent single “Bad Dad”. The single follows the announcement of their highly anticipated debut album “BLUSH”, which is due out 14th October via Ninja Tune.
Following their critically acclaimed EP “Toner”, the band’s stunning debut album sees them further consolidating the beating pulse of electronic music with the raw energy of a life-affirming gig and reveals more about the trio than they’ve ever previously shared. The eleven blistering tracks from the group, Ella Harris and Josh Baxter (who share lead vocals as well as handling synths, guitars and production) alongside drummer and percussionist Louis Satchell, are made from a formula of acid, disco, blistering synths, the release of the dancefloor and cathartic sprechgesang post-punk.
Recent single “Bad Dad” continues to see the band push the envelope of that relationship between frisson-inducing alternative dance music and deeply personal subject matter. Having been released last month to widespread critical acclaim, the band have now shared a tense and dark new video for the single, which sees them perform on a baby monitor in a darkened room.
The track sees the band combine precise energetic drumming with dark and oblique, high adrenaline basslines, which transform into glistening, crystalline synth melodies around the vocal hook of “I’m a beast, I’m a beast of a man.” Speaking on the themes of the single, Harris says “Bad Dad explores the internal world of a new father checking in on his son at night, afraid of the lineage of masculinity and how it might impact someone so untainted.”
The video comes on the heels of their recent tracks “Hero Man” and “Bunker”, which have both earned significant plaudits across press and radio, with the former being added to the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist, and both earning major support from the likes of Lauren Laverne, Mary Anne Hobbs, and BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, who the band also recently recorded a ‘Future Artists’ session with (inc. a cover of Big Thief’s “Not”).
As further proof of the band’s mesmerising live allure, PVA have also recently been nominated for “Best Live Performer” at this year’s AIM Awards – votes for the band can be placed HERE. The band also recently announced their biggest UK / EU headline tour to date, which will take place across October and November 2022 in support of “BLUSH”. The tour follows on from a series of incendiary performances across Latitude Festival, Standon Calling, The Great Escape, Route du Rock, Into The Great Wide Open, Congés Annulés, and Wilderness this year, as well as SXSW in 2021.
20th October – Strange Brew, Bristol, UK22nd October – The Workmans, Dublin, IE 23rd October – Swn Festival, Cardiff, UK 24th October – Joiners, Southampton, UK 26th October – Chalk, Brighton, UK 27th October – Mash, Cambridge, UK 28th October – Castle & Falcon, Birmingham, UK 29th October – Gorilla, Manchester, UK 31st October – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK 1st November – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK 2nd November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK 3rd November – Village Underground, London, UK 10th November – Badaboum, Paris, FR 12th November – V11, Rotterdam, NL 15th November – Yuca, Cologne, DE 16th November – Molotow Sky Bar, Hamburg, DE 17th November – Stengade, Copenhagen, DK 18th November – Badehaus, Berlin, DE 20th November – Cafe V Lese, Prague, CZ 22nd November – Ampere, Munich, DE 23rd November – Bogen F, Zurich, CH 25th November – Razzmatazz 3, Barcelona, ES 26th November – Moby Dick, Madrid, ES
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Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.