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The Great Escape Festival,Brighton -Various Venues,May 12 – 14th

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The Great Escape
Brighton -Various Venues
May 12 – 14th
15,000 punters and 8,000 delegates
Line Up so far:
Friendly Fires (Dome Show), DJ Shadow (Dome Show), Sufjan Stevens (Dome Show), Katy B, Example, The Vaccines, The Naked and Famous, The Joy Formidable, Warpaint, Gang Gang Dance, Villagers, Twin Shadow, Marnie Stern, Alela Diane, Max Richter, YUCK, Brother, The Radio Dept., Devlin, Cults, The Antlers, Ed Sheeran, Little Dragon, Hauschka, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Mona, PVT, Suuns, SBTRKT, 2:54, Ben Howard, Thus:Owls, Josh T. Pearson, The Phantom Band, Fixers, Grimes, Handsome Furs, Chad Valley, D/R/U/G/S, Braids, Big Deal, Matthew and The Atlas, Alex Winston, Luke Abbott, P.S i Love U, Oh Land, K Flay, James Vincent McMorrow, Seams, The Wave Pictures, Trophy Wife, Worriedaboutsatan, CHLLNGR, Teeth, Visions of Trees, Saint Saviour, Team Ghost, Sissy and the Blisters, Tribes, Tripwires, Lucy Swann, Said the Whale, Worship, Marques Toliver, Alex Clare, Becoming Real, Nedry, Winter Gloves, Woodhands, To The Bones, The Secret Sisters, The Soft Moon, ANR, Smoke Faires, Seekae, The Heartbreaks, The Jezabels, The Mountains & The Trees, Spark, The Staves, Brasstronaut, The Holidays, Team ME, The Bonfire, NLF3, Paper Crows, Dutch Uncles, Dan Parsons, Dean McPhee, Deep Sea Arcade, Bonjay, Alexander Tucker, ANORAAK, DZ Deathrays, Ghostpoet, Heathers, Housse de Racket, Luluc, MALPAS, Marcus Foster, Funeral Suits, GaBLé

The Great Escape’s USPs:
Europe’s answer to SxSW on Brighton Beach. 300 bands, 30 venues, 3 days. 2011 sees the launch of The Hub, and place for fans to meet, hang with the bands and get out of the sun/rain and chill. There will be seminars, and workshops a plenty with the cream of the global music industry in attendance discussing how to shape the future of all aspects of the business. Expect your favourite bands, pop up and street gigs all tipped off via a text service. The King Blues even played in the sewers last year…

PVT – Window taken from Church WIth No Magic +free download Dorian Concept and Danimals remix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2010 by dk

PVT’s Single ‘Window’ from their new album Church With No Magic, puts singer Richard Pike’s vocals at the forefront for the first time and is typical of the dense collisions of PVT’s sound world. It’s a heady combination of vocal experimentation, swirling keyboard arpeggios and pounding drums, all topped by the band’s adeptness for emotive harmony and clear melodic punch, distilled into three minutes.

Two very talented artists have remixed the track & these remixes have been made available for free download. They are:

Suspending the frenetic urgency of PVT’s original concept, Austrian beat professor Dorian Concept holds ‘Window’ in a kaleidoscopic: seemingly pulling apart the song from the tape it was recorded on and filling the gaps with the flittering modal-jazz warmth he lent to Flying Lotus on Cosmogramma, their Brainfeeder collaboration and previous remixes for Jamie Lidell & Three 6 Mafia.


Danimals is the first Australian act to sign to Stones Throw Records. The US indie label famous for it’s underground hip hop signings is home to Madlib, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk and others.

Danimals got a major profile boost when their song is used for a national TV advertising campaign. The song was written and recorded with help from a bunch of new friends including producer Mark Ronson, Santigold and Sean Lennon in New York.


PVT – Window (taken from Church WIth No Magic – out now on Warp Records)

“There’s pop elements on Church With No Magic, but its integration into the band’s electronically damaged sound is what makes them succeed. They’ve run out of letters to remove from their name, but PVT are just getting started when it comes to good ideas.” Pitchfork

“Brilliantly ambitious… bravely genre-defying…Church with No Magic has alchemy in spades” **** Timeout

“PVT don’t cower at the feet of their influences so much as stand shoulder to shoulder with them. They may be Pivot no more, but they’re turning heads – and for all the right reasons.” 8/10 NME

“PVT: Band to Watch.” STEREOGUM

“Church With No Magic’ oozes tone and seepes ethereal textures like a leaking roof. A hit from dystopia’s jukebox.” LOUD + QUIET 9/10

The band play an intimate, invite only, free show at London’s Old Blue Last on Sept 6th. To win tickets, join the band’s mailing list here:

PVT’s full UK tour follows:

28 UK, Manchester Deaf Institute
29 UK, Glasgow Stereo
30 UK, Leeds Brudenell

02 UK, Bristol Start The Bus
03 UK, Brighton Audio
04 UK, Nottingham Bodega
06 UK, London Cargo

Church With No Magic is Out Now on Warp Records
Order The Full Album (+ 3 Track Bonus Disc) here:
View ‘Window’ Video Here –
Stream Full Album Here –

PVT (formerly Pivot) new album Church With No Magic +Video: PVT – Window

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by dk

Tracklist for Church With No Magic (due out on August 9)
1. Community
2. Light Up Bright Fires
3. Church With No Magic
4. Crimson Swan
5. Window
6. The Quick Mile
7. Waves & Radiation
8. Circle Of Friends
9. Timeless
10. Only The Wind Can Hear You

Check out the new video from PVT – the Australian born, London based band formerly known as Pivot – who are set to release a new album on Warp this summer.

“Window” will appear on Church With No Magic, the follow up to 2008’s O Soundtrack My Heart.

The video, directed by Clemens Habicht (Friendly Fires, Quasimodo Jones) and edited at the Abbey Road Studios, uses a dizzying camera technique to capture the intensity of the band’s live performance.(Juno)