Since forming in the din of a house party two years ago, PVA are the genre-hopping passion project of London musicians Ella Harris, Josh Baxter and Louis Satchell. The three piece traverse fistfuls of genres throughout their rapturous live sets, incorporating techno landscapes, Balearic euphoria, and industrial miasma within the same songs. The band’s unique energy combines with blocky synths, autotuned vocals and motorik drum loops to earmark the group as one of the capital’s foremost new bands.
The track they’ve recorded with Speedy boss Dan Carey, Divine Intervention perfectly instils the essence of those live performances. Of the recording process / song itself the band say, Divine Intervention was one of the first songs Josh and Ella wrote together back at the start of 2018. Having put it aside for a while, Louis brought it a new lease of life, adding live drums to the track, when he joined the band later on in the year. Being able to have it as our first release is very special, as it’s a song we’ve been working on and has been evolving for almost a year now - to work with Dan Carey and all the team at Speedy to capture the energy of the track onto a recording was a really great experience.’
The result is a proper bona fide end-to-end banger from the instant it starts, and a classic Carey production. ‘It reminds me of Patti Smith fronting Factory Floor’ says Hall, ‘which in my mind is no bad thing. Definitely one of my very favourites.’