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PVT - Vertigo

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What's so good?
By | Feb 3, 2013

Sydney’s PVT (formerly Pivot) are gearing up to release their fourth album Homosapien on February 8. Leading up to that release they’re giving their fans an opportunity to listen to their new material prior to the release date.

Taking a page out of RAC’s book, they’ll will be premiering one track per day on a number of blogs worldwide – with Indie Shuffle lucky enough to be able to bring you the album’s third single “Vertigo” (following “Nightfall” and “Shiver”).

I’m of the opinion that this is the best track off the album (maybe I’m just biased). While still uniquely PVT, band founder and vocalist Richard Pike claims that “Vertigo” is “the closest thing we’ve ever written to an RnB ballad” – and I tend to agree.

Pike’s deep, yearning vocals are complimented perfectly with sharp percussion and celestial synth arrangements. It’s got touches of Prince (and the contemporary Prince – Twin Shadow) through it, while still maintaining that eerie character that PVT is synonymous with.

There aren’t many bands that can clearly re-create their make-up again and again while still maintaining their foundation. PVT is one of the rare few.

A full list of the track streams can be found on these blogs.


“Evolution” on Who The Hell - Wednesday, January 30

“Electric” on One A Day - Thursday, January 31

“Cold Romance” on Pigeons And Planes - Friday, February 1

“Love & Defeat” on Your Music Radar - Saturday, February 2

“Homosapien” on The Line Of Best Fit - Sunday, February 3

“Vertigo” on Indie Shuffle - Monday, February 4 


“New Morning” on Music From Go To Woah - Tuesday, February 5

“Casual Success” on Circle.Square.Triangle  – Wednesday, February 6

“Ziggurat” on IS050 - Thursday, February 7

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