Pivot (Australian band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Pivot


Img_capt = Dave Miller, Richard Pike, Laurence Pike
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Origin = Sydney, Australia
Genre = Electronic, post-rock
Years_active = 1999 -
Label = Warp Records
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URL = [http://www.pivotpivot.net www.pivotpivot.net]
Current_members = Richard Pike Laurence Pike Dave Miller
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Pivot is an instrumental band from Sydney and Perth, Australia on Warp Records

History

Pivot are a 3 piece band based in Sydney / London / Perth.

Pivot were formed as a 5 piece in Sydney 1999 by brothers Richard Pike, and Laurence Pike with pianist Adrian Klumpes, bassist Neal Sutherland and turntablist Dave Bowman. The band spent the subsequent four years working on their debut, with guitarist Richard Pike producing.

Pivot released their debut album, "Make Me Love You", in August 2005. It was well-regarded, receiving widespread radio support on alternative radio and being nominated for a J Award by national youth broadcaster Triple J. In late 2005, the band added Perth (and now London) electronica artist Dave Miller, omitting the old members from their line up. In 2008, Pivot signed to legendary UK label [http://www.warprecords.com Warp Records] .

The first EP 'In the Blood' was released on May 18th in UK /Europe, and May 24th in Australia in 12" / Digital format. The [http://www.youtube.com/v/_DbM9FGTk-E&hl=en video] was directed by Alexander Orlando Smith (Coldplay, Futureheads).

Pivot's first international release "O Soundtrack My Heart" came out August 9th in Australia, and August 18th in the UK / Europe. It was tracked at BJB Studios Sydney, Australia, with Scott Horscroft, and mixed with John McEntire (Tortoise/The Sea and Cake), at Soma Electronic Music Studios in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Members

* Richard Pike - guitar, bass, keyboards, production
* Laurence Pike - drums, keyboards, percussion
* Dave Miller - laptop, production

Laurence Pike was also the founder of the now disbanded The Leaf Label group Triosk, and has recorded and performed with Savath and Savalas, Prefuse 73, Qua,
Bill Callahan, Jack Ladder, Flanger and jazz veteran Mike Nock, as well a solo drum 10" release under the name Laurenz Pike for Berlin's Monika Enterprise label.

Richard Pike recorded and toured with Flanger on vocals and guitar. He has also produced two records for Triosk, and co-produced tracks with Firekites.
Dave Miller and Laurence Pike have a side-project called Roam the Hello Clouds released on the ~scape label. Dave Miller has released solo records through Background Records (Germany) and others.

Discography

* "Make Me Love You" album (2005)
* "In the Blood" 12" single / EP (2008)
* "O Soundtrack My Heart" album (2008)

External links

* [http://www.pivotpivot.net Official website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/pivotpivot My Space]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DbM9FGTk-E In The Blood official video]

Articles

* [http://music.guardian.co.uk/newbands/story/0,,2286078,00.html The Guardian]


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