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 Warp Records
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.
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.
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