South London just won’t quit, will it?! Speedy Wunderground alumni PVA join Ninja Tune imprint Big Dada (Young Fathers, Kae Tempest, Roots Manuva etc.) for the release of their new single “Talks” and forthcoming EP Toner.
Initially formed after a houseparty in 2018, it wasn’t long before PVA’s name was on every tastemaker's lips - thanks in part to the trio’s uproarious live shows which included support slots for Squid, HMLTD and Dry Cleaning.
The follow up to last year’s Speedy Wunderground-released genre-hopping debut single “Divine Intervention”, “Talks” takes a slicker approach to the band’s self-described “Patti Smith fronting Factory Floor” formula and presents something entirely new, though distinctly PVA. It’s all '80s synths and modern bacchanalia - where stark but warm post punk vocals meet new wave danceable beats, punctuated by funky organ keys and strutting guitar rhythms.
More danceable than their contemporaries and more focussed than their previous single, “Talks” cements PVA’s place firmly in that hallowed ones-to-watch category. With a sound this sharp, with energy this raw, we just know Toner is going to be something special.
Talking about their decision to sign to Big Dada, PVA - aka Ella Harris, Josh Baxter and Louis - said: “We are really over the moon to be joining the Ninja family. The music that has come from the label is incredible and includes some of our favourite releases. We’re very happy to now be a part of it.”