PLV Havoc is a bit of a musical enigma wrapped up in a mystery.
The dark glasses, tattoo and melancholic look suggest a sullen rocker. What’s more, he chose his stage name because he liked the English word ‘havoc’ in the sense of the devastation caused after a natural disaster while the initials came as a nod to Polly Jean Harvey.
But then he makes a video for his single ‘In the flood’ featuring fluffy sheep in blazingly green fields, while he wanders the hills of his native Basque country. And his MO is singing (in English) simple, stripped-back folk tunes often with only his acoustic guitar for accompaniment.
His latest single is ‘Penny Lancaster’. If that name rings a bell, it may be because she’s the third wife of Rod Stewart. According to Havoc, he heard the name somewhere and it conjured up the image of an unhappy Fifties’ cheerleader, inspiring him to write the song. Confused? Head to Heliogàbal and try to figure him out.