There aren’t many bands that can say they’ve been making new, consistently innovative music for ten years. PVT have been doing exactly that. As pioneers of the Australian electronic scene, their trajectory has been smooth, seamless, and constantly evolving. This year they will be celebrating one decade of creating music by reissuing their debut album Make Me Love You, as well as a collection of unreleased demos and B-sides from their early years.
Make Me Love You – 10th Anniversary Edition will be released on 180 gram clear vinyl, along with original art. Available free with the vinyl purchase, or as a bonus disk Make Me Love You – B-Sides & Demos 2003-2005′ will contain a whole album of previously unreleased tracks from their earlier years.
The band’s producer, guitarist and singer Richard Pike spoke about the way that he began working with both live music and electronic, marrying digital tracks with analog sounds in the beginning of his career.
“Make Me Love You was a real attempt to make something we had never heard before. We did some live sessions in a Sydney studio which doesn’t exist now. I edited the audio on a second-hand beige Apple G3, in my parents house. I was intent on marrying digital tracks with analog sounds. The album was even mixed on 24-track analog tape, which no-one does these days. There was an attention to detail I’m still proud of. At the time we had grand delusions that we were forming a new kind of tradition. Electronic and live music were very separate 10 years ago.”
Make Me Love You really was a revolutionary album of its time, it was nominated in the very first Triple J Radio J awards in 2005. The trio, which began as an instrumental five piece under the name Pivot, have since released three more incredible albums, O soundtrack My Heart, Church with no Magic and Homosapien. PVT was the first Australian band in history to sign with Warp Records in the UK, they’ve been chosen as FBi’s Album of the Decade and have performed at iconic venues such as the Sydney Opera House, and oversees at Glastonbury.
You can purchase PVT’s 10th anniversary package at their very own store, as well as heaps of other albums and t-shirts. Go wild.