May 2018

The tenth playlist curated by Polly, entitled 'I Had A Dream' is released on Spotify. The full tracklisting is included on the 'Compilations' page above.





April 2018

John Parish has released a preview track from his forthcoming album "Bird Dog Dante" out on June 15th.
The preview track is a beautiful duet between John and Polly Harvey and is entitled "Sorry For Your Loss".
You can pre-order the album and hear the track right now on John's Soundcloud page here: https://johnparish.bandcamp.com/album/bird-dog-dante

The ninth playlist curated by Polly, entitled 'Death Singing' is released on Spotify. The full tracklisting is included on the 'Compilations' page above.





February 2018

February 9th *** NEW REALEASE *** PJ HARVEY & HARRY ESCOTT - "AN ACRE OF LAND"



A new 'single' available for download from February 9th.
The track is the theme from the film 'Dark River' released March 2018. The download is available from all digital stores.



January 2018

The eighth playlist curated by Polly, entitled 'Yesterday Is Here' is released on Spotify. The full tracklisting is included on the 'Compilations' page above.





October 2017

The seventh playlist curated by Polly, entitled 'Spirit Ditch' is released on Spotify. The full tracklisting is included on the 'Compilations' page above.





September 2017

The sixth playlist curated by Polly, entitled 'Summer’s Almost Gone' is released on Spotify. The full tracklisting is included on the 'Compilations' page above.





August 2017

August 20th BBC6 Music air an exclusive interview with Polly Harvey on Sunday August 20th. In the evening a Live broadcast of PJ Harvey's set from the Green Man Festival will also feature.
PJ Harvey: In Her Own Words BBC6 Music 20th Aug @ 13.00pm - More info here
PJ Harvey Live from The Green Man Festival BBC6 Music 20th Aug @ 20.00pm - More info here



July 2017

The fifth playlist curated by Polly, entitled 'Summer In Siam' is released on Spotify. The full tracklisting is included on the 'Compilations' page above.





BBC production 'the Sound & The Fury' available on the iPlayer to listen still...
From the BBC: "PJ Harvey and Don Paterson talk about why writing poetry is so different to writing lyrics. The poet Kayo Chingonyi takes us record shopping to talk about the influence of music on his debut collection, Kumukanda; and the American poet and memoirist Patricia Lockwood talks about filth, prudishness and anger."
Click here to listen



June 2017

June 9th *** NEW REALEASE *** PJ HARVEY & RAMY ESSAM - "THE CAMP"



A new 'single' available for download from June 9th.
Polly has collaborated with Egyptian artist Ramy Essam on "The Camp", recorded and mixed by John Parish in Bristol UK.
Further details can be read here at The Guardian and where you can also watch a video which features the artists in the studio as well as photographs of displaced children in Lebanon by Giles Duley.
Further reading here too: Stereoboard.com and Legacy Of War.
All proceeds from sales of the single will go to 'Beyond Association', a national Lebanese NGO which provides access to education, healthcare, and psycho-social support for displaced children in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon.



April 2017

Click here to view PJ Harvey's performance of 'The Community of Hope' on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (USA).

'A Dog Called Money' / 'I'll Be Waiting' 7" single
A very limited edition 7" vinyl record (1000 copies) will be available at the North American shows, while stocks last.
'Hope Six...' outtakes 'A Dog Called Money' and 'I'll Be Waiting' are featured and exclusive to this release.
More details on the Singles page.

The single is now available for download from all reputable stores (iTunes, Amazon etc)






The forth playlist curated by Polly is released on Spotify. The full tracklisting is included on the 'Compilations' page above.





February 2017

The third playlist curated by Polly is released on Spotify. The full tracklisting is included on the 'Compilations' page above.



PJ Harvey to compose a new score for Ian Rickson's West End production of Edward Albee’s "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?" which opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 5th April 2017.
More info here



January 2017

January 9-13th 2017 BBC Radio 4 production 'On Kosovo Field' was broadcast between the 9th and 13th January at 10.45am (GMT).
The five-part series is inspired by Polly's notebooks of her Kosovan experiences.
Unreleased demos will be interspersed throughout the production.
Listen to the BBC clip of "Dance On The Mountain" here



December 2016

Merry Chritmas & a very happy new year to all...

USA and Canada dates for 2017 added to the Tour page.

January 9-13th 2017 BBC Radio 4 production 'On Kosovo Field' will be broadcast between the 9th and 13th January at 10.45am (GMT).
The five-part series is inspired by Polly's notebooks of her Kosovan experiences.
Unreleased demos will be interspersed throughout the production. More details can be read here.



November 2016

November 10th Uncut (UK) will publish "PJ Harvey - The Ultimate Music Guide" magazine featuring new reviews of all the albums, archive interviews and more.
More details here



October 2016

Polly has been nominated in the Q awards for Best Solo Artist and Best Video for 'The Community Of Hope'.
UPDATE: 'The Community Of Hope' wins the Best Video category!
Congratulations to Seamus and Polly.

The second playlist curated by Polly is released on Spotify and Apple Music. The full tracklisting is included on the 'Compilations' page above.





October 6th Polly to perform poems for the London Literature Festival’s National Poetry Day at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Various poems will be broadcaset by BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4.



August 2016

Dates for Australia, New Zealand and Japan announced. See 'Tour News' for more details.

Official merchandise site now open - click here

Polly releases an official playlist on Spotify and Apple Music "PJ Harvey Playlist". Artists include The Beatles, Nina Simone, Pixies, Joan Baez and many more.
Tracklisting is added to the 'Compilations' section above...





July 2016

July 19th *** NEW PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SINGLE ***
PJ Harvey has released an out-take from 'The Hope Six Demolition Project' album sessions entitled "Guilty". I think you will agree it is an outstanding track.
Available to download from your usual Digital Music store worldwide.
Hear the track here




Polly composes new score for Ian Rickson's production of 'The Nest' which will run at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast and the Young Vic's Maria Theatre in London during October 2016.

*** European and UK *** tour annouced for late 2016. More details on the Tour News page.



June 2016

June 19th Polly appeared at the Volksbühne, Berlin on the 4th anniversary of Julian Assange's political asylum.
Polly, John Parish and Alain Johannes performed two tracks on the night, "This Glorious Land" and a cover version of the John Jacob Niles carol entitled "I Wonder As I Wander". Check out this You Tube clip here to hear and watch these astonishing performances.
The Glorious Land & I Wonder As I Wonder

June 1st and 2nd World Tour Warm-Up shows @ Le Bikini, Toulouse, France.
Wishing Polly and the Band a great tour.

During the tour, send any setlists in if you have them and I will update the Tour pages with them.

June 3rd 'The Community Of Hope' 7" single released in the UK.

Check out Polly's official Instagram account here.



May 2016

May 22nd Polly appears on the Andrew Marr Show, BBC. Follow this link to see the interview and the solo performace of 'The Community Of Hope'.

USA dates announced for August 2016 - Los Angeles and New York. See Tour News page.



April 2016

PJ Harvey "The Hope Six Demolition Project" is Polly's first UK Number One Album!
Congratulations to Polly and all involved.


May 9th - meet Polly and Seamus at Waterstones, Piccadilly, London. They will be signing copies of "The Hollow Of The Hand".
More details here

April 15th *** New PJ Harvey album *** "The Hope Six Demolition Project" - to view the album trailer click here


The album tracklisting:


April 8th 'The Orange Monkey' release as a download only pre-release album track.

Solo shows announced for France and Italy in April and June.



March 2016

March 17th 'The Community Of Hope' release as a download only pre-release album track.

March 4th A one-sided etched edition 7" of "The Wheel" is released in the UK. The single was withdrawn on the day of release due to the lack of a paper label causing warping to the disc.



January 2016

January 21st - Steve Lamacq on BBC6 Music will debut PJ Harvey's new single 'The Wheel' between 4pm-7pm GMT. Enjoy!



December 2015

A very Merry Christmas to you all...
I have been guilty this year of being a little slow... roll on 2016, lots of PJ Harvey activity!
Cheers, JPH

Various festival dates for 2016 shows are now trickling through... Field Day, London / Roskilde Festival, Denmark / Open'er Festival, Poland / Airport Trencin, Slovakia / Beauregard Festival, France - See Tour News page for more details...



October 2015

"The Hollow Of The Hand" - Live Debut 9th & 10th October 2015
Polly, Seamus, John Parish & James Johnston perform 2 amazing nights of "The Hollow of The Hand" at the Southbank Centre. London. See the Tour page for details of the setlist.
The new LP is confirmed for a Spring 2016 release...
10 songs from the album recording sessions were performed by Polly, John and James within 3 sections: "Kosovo", "Afghanistan" and "Washington DC".
Google will help you find reviews and You Tube clips of the new songs!

OUT NOW
'The Hollow Of The Hand' by PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy. You can order your copy at the Bloomsbury site here.




November 4th Polly will be joining Paul Muldoon for 'Soundings' - an intimate evening of music and literature at the University of St Andrews. Mored details here.



July 2015

October 9th & 10th Polly and Seamus to perform "The Hollow Of The Hand" Live as part of the London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre. Tickets are available here.


June 2015

August 10-15th Polly to guest at the Bath Spa Songwriting Festival. Only 40 places available...quick now...
Click here for the news item and click here for the official Songwriting Festival site.

Bloomsbury have published the cover of the forthcoming book by PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy entitled 'The Hollow Of The Hand'. See below for the cover. You can pre-order your copy at the Bloomsbury site here.
The book is published on the 8th October 2015 by Bloomsbury.





January 2015

Happy New Year - and what a start to 2015.

"Recording In Progress" - an art installation where you can watch Polly (plus various musicians as well as producers Flood and John Parish) record the highly anticipated follow up to "Let England Shake". The installation will be created at Somerset House during January and February 2015.

Articles here: Official PJH Site, The Guardian and Artangel

Tickets have now Sold Out but do keep checking this page in case more come available: Recording In Progress @ Somerset House.




December 2014

Polly and Seamus Murphy announce a new collaboration for release in October 2015. "The Hollow Of The Hand" features Polly's poetry alongside Seamus' visuals collected together throughout their travels together in the last 3 years.

More details are available here at The Guardian and here at Amazon UK

You can listen to Polly reading "The Guest Room" for the New Yorker right here.

From Amazon UK:
Between 2011 and 2014 PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy set out on a series of journeys together to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington, D.C.. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected pictures, and together they created an extraordinary chronicle of our life and times. The Hollow of the Hand marks the first publication of Harvey's powerful poetry, in conversation with Murphy's indelible images. It is a landmark project and will be published internationally in autumn 2015.

As PJ Harvey says:
'Gathering information from secondary sources felt too far removed for what I was trying to write about. I wanted to smell the air, feel the soil and meet the people of the countries I was fascinated with. Following our work on Let England Shake, my friend Seamus Murphy and I agreed to grow a project together lead by our instincts on where we should go.'

Seamus Murphy adds:
'Polly is a writer who loves images and I am a photographer who loves words. Our relationship began a few years ago when she asked me if I would like to take some photographs and make some films for her last album Let England Shake. I was intrigued and the adventure began, now finding another form in this book. It is our look at home and the world.'

The Hollow of the Hand will be available in two formats: a hardback edition with highest quality photographic reproductions, as well as a reader's paperback version. A limited number of signed special editions will be also available."




October 2014

You can listen to new and re-recorded PJ Harvey music from "Peaky Blinders":
- The Water Is Wide (new track).
- Red Right Hand (new cover version of the Nick Cave classic).
- Down By The Water (soundtrack version).
- To Bring You My Love / When Under Ether (soundtrack version).
These tracks have been recorded for the soundtrack to the BBC2 drama "Peaky Blinders" which is currently being aired in the UK. Polly is one of the musical directors for the programme and much of her music is featured.

Polly joined Patti Smith for a performance on October 20th at Dover Street Market in London. This performance occurred alongside Ann Demeulemeester's book signing.
All the details and some great pictures can be found by following these links here and here.

Polly reads 2 poems for The Observer's Ideas festival. The two poems entitled "The Guest Room" and "Death Tanks Beside The Panchu River". Click here to watch a recording of the readings.

Photographs of Polly taken for the 'Is This Desire?' promotion by Julia Hember will be available to order as individual prints (framed and non-framed).
Following on from the exhibition in Julia's memory in August, Mary Hember (Julia's mother) is selling prints in Support of Leukaemia Research, all proceeds going to the charity.
Here is a selection of pictures available:

Prices: Prints £35 / Prints Framed £65 (P&P extra on application)
If you are interested in purchasing a print then please contact me (JPH) at info@pollyharvey.co.uk and I can explain further how to order your print.
Note: Please refer to the print reference at the bottom of the enlarged image. The prints are all subject to availability.


September 2014

10th September - Polly is awarded an Honorary Degree from Goldsmiths University Of London.
Click here to read more on the Goldsmiths website and here for the NME report.




Polly spotted at the Hammersmith Apollo on Weds 10th to see Kate Bush's "Before The Dawn". Clearly this confirms Polly has great taste to go to the concert of the year (in my opinion, one of the concerts of my life! - JPH)
Nice pic here

Polly has composed the music for Ian Rickson's production "Electra" at the Old Vic in London.
Click here for more information on the show.
The music is not commercially available at present.


July 2014

The official site is now streaming the Royal Albert Hall concert on 30th October 2011 from the 'Let England Shake' tour.
Click here to visit the site and watch this wonderful show.


January 2014

Happy New Year!
And to start off the year Polly is editing Radio 4's 'Today' programme on 2nd January 6am-9am


December 2013

To commemorate the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Polly joined Andrew Motion and Owen Shears to read war poetry at the British Library.
Click here to watch a video of the readings.
Click here to read more about the show


November 2013

As reported by the BBC and the NME today, PJ Harvey has been chosen as one of five guest editors who will be given control over the station's programming next month, with their programmes set to air between December 26 and December 31.
Read more here (NME) and here (BBC)

October 2013

John Parish ‘Screenplay’ European Tour
John and his band begin their 2 week European tour in Hasselt, Belgium on Sunday October 27th. They will be playing selections from his recent film music album ‘Screenplay’ and images from the films will be projected behind the band. Full details of all dates can be found at http://www.john-parish.com

Listen again to the Radio 1 show "Make Some Noise" - a documentary about protest music. Features input from PJ Harvey.
Listen here (until 22nd Oct)

Have a look at the website for Mark Cousins' film "What is this film called Love?". The soundtrack features unreleased PJ Harvey music.
What is this film called Love?

August 2013

28th August - 4th September Mary Hember is putting on show, at an exhibition to be held in London, photographs of PJ Harvey taken in 1999 by her daughter Julia Hember many of which have never been published.
A Celebration of a Photographer’s Life in Support of Leukaemia Research in the Magnificent Great Hall of Bart’s Hospital.
Open 10.30 am - 7.00 pm from Wednesday 28th August until Tuesday 3rd September 2013. FREE ENTRY.
Closed Sunday 1st September.
More details available here

     

August 5th 2013 Polly releases new song "Shaker Aamer" to highlight the plight of the ongoing detention of Shaker Aamer, a UK citizen who has been detained in Guantanemo Bay since 2002.
More details here at the official site.
Download for free or just listen to the haunting song here on Soundcloud.
Read more and show your support at Amnesty International here.

July 2013

Polly and others call for Pussy Riot release, read more here.

June 2013

June 15th 2013 Polly appointed MBE * - Many congratulations to Polly.
www.bbc.co.uk
* More info about the Bristh Order here

June 9th 2013 - Borris, Co.Carlow, Ireland - "Musician PJ Harvey discusses her music and life with novelist Anne Enright." (Polly performed "The Desperate Kingdom Of Love" post chat.
Click here to view the performance
Interview snippet 1 // Interview snippet 2 // Review and pics

Andrew Darley has written a Classic Album Review on "Is This Desire?" for an arts and culture magazine called Polari.
Click here to read the article.

May 2013

Polly lends her support to Record Store Day: here

Mick Harvey released his new album 'Four (Acts Of Love)' on April 29th featuring a track composed by Polly Harvey entitled 'Glorious', a previously unheard PJ Harvey track.

If you want to own something very special then check out this ebay link to buy the very 4 Track recorder that Polly used for the album '4 Track Demos'
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221218722968
A note from T. Wells: "I'm just trying to get the word out that I am selling the 4-track PJ used to record 4-Track Demos. I was the original winner of the recorder in the contest back in 1994. I'm trying to get it into the hands of a super fan or collector and thought you may be able to mention it on your website and/or share my ebay listing with fellow PJ Harvey fans."
If you have any questions about it, please mail me here and I will pass on your details to T.Wells.

March 2013

Great little story in the NME this week about Dave Grohl asking Polly to front Nirvana!
Click here to read the story


February 2013

Does anyone view this site in between PJ Harvey bursts?? Who knows but in the meantime... Welcome if you are here watching...
More apologies as I have made no updates to any of the exitsing parts of the site that need updating... but for now:

John Parish is launching a new website on 1st March, click here to visit the site and check out the dates for his forthcoming tour and album 'Screenplay'.

Polly announced the winner of BBC Radio 3s 2013 World Routes Academy on Sunday January 27th

Check out the trailer of Mark Cousins' film "What is this film called Love?" - soundtrack provided by PJ Harvey

Jason Hoffer kindly asked me to share this interview with Steve Albini where he reflects on his work with PJ Harvey among many other topics!

Don't forget Spotify Premium users can still listen to the PJ Harvey concert from La Maroquinerie in Paris 2011


November 2012

Firstly, apologies that there have been no updates but as there was no major news coming from the Polly camp!
I am planning to make some updates to the site in areas that have been neglected recently so look out for those coming soon.
And to some information of interest...

Rob Meher has an interesting essay on the themes around 'Let England Shake' just here...http://eponymistuk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/the-sombrer-opacities-of-gloom-p-j.html

3 Loop Music (more info here) have a couple of interesting Polly related items:
POLLY HARVEY PORTRAIT PRINT



12” x 16” canvas print. Limited edition of 50. Hand numbered and signed by Carl Flint.
Printed in NME cover dated 26th September 1998 Review entitled 'Glum Racket' by James Oldham
Carl Flint: “I was trying to integrate imagery that referenced the visuals on the album sleeve whilst maintaining the 'large bulbous head' motif of much of my work. I didn't want to make her ugly as I think she's very striking and attractive.”

Product Details:
Canvas: 270gsm matte, bright white, fine textured 100% polyester inkjet canvas. Ink: Genuine pigment based inks for vibrant colours and excellent longevity of colour. Frame: Finger jointed and edge laminated Pine. FSC Certified. The slotted corner joints allow you to tap special wooden wedges (supplied with the frame) into the corner, opening it very slightly and re-tensioning the canvas if required.
Tape: 38mm Self adhesive brown paper tape to seal the underside of the canvas. This is also known as Eco tape.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THIS ITEM

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THE FAMILY CAT - 'FIVE LIVES LEFT' - 2CD SET



3 Loop Music are releasing a 2CD Anthology set of The Family Cat's work. You may remember that Polly sang quite prominent backing vocals on two Family Cat tracks before any PJ Harvey recording was released! This is a must if you want to hear the best Family Cat tracks including both tracks featuring Polly: "Colour Me Grey" and "River Of Diamonds".
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THIS ITEM

August 2012

Polly performed a soundtrack live to a one-off performance of Shakespeare's Othello at the Old Vic Theatre in Bristol (a very handsome theatre indeed). Miranda Richardson was one of the actors in the performance (Miranda has now worked with two of the world's top female recording artists: Polly Harvey and Kate Bush!)


May 2012

Polly won the Ivor Novello Best Album award 2012 for "Let England Shake" - Click here for more info.

Announced on the Official Site news of some new material from Polly featured in Mark Cousin's new film "What Is This Film Called Love?". Two previously unreleased tracks "Horse" and "Bobby Don't Steal" feature.

Kate Bush won the South Bank Award with her great album "50 Words For Snow" beating Polly's "Let England Shake" and Adele's "21".

Here is a fantastic review of the "12 Short Films" from Urbanautica Journal of Photography : Click here

Miles sent in a link to hear his cover version of "To Bring You My Love" - click here.
If you have any interpretations you wish to share, send a link in!


April 2012

"Let England Shake" has been nominated in the Best Album category in this year's Ivor Novello awards - Click here for more info.
The winner will be announced on 17th May 2012. Bizarrely, Polly is up against Kate Bush and Adele again (as in the South Bank Arts award below!)

Nice new U.S.magazine cover here

Polly has been nominated in the 'Pop' category of the 2012 South Bank Show Skyarts Awards. Polly is nominated alongside Kate Bush and Adele.
Click here for more details. The award will be announced on 1st May 2012 at 9pm (UK) on Sky Arts 1 HD.

"Let England Shake" - The Short Films will be screen at the Hay Literary Festival - June 6th (Details here) and also the Titanic International Film Festival in Hungary - April 14th & 18th (Details here)

Things have really gone to ground now that the Let England Shake campaign is over... almost (see above). Congratulations to Polly and all the boys and girls associated with such a successful album! Looking forward to what the future brings us...


January 2012

Seamus Murphy's 12 Short Films for 'Let England Shake' will be screened at the Watershed in Bristol on February 26th at 6pm as part of their Film & Music Festival. Tickets available here.

Most setlists for the Australian tour are now on the Tour page.

'Let England Shake' has been nomimated in the Best Album category in the 2012 UK Brits.

January's 'The Word' magazine features a cartoon Polly on the cover with a feature entitled "Whatever happened to singing?" - you can see the cover on the Magazine Gallery (see links above - Gallery)


December 2011

Well it's the end of an amazing year for PJ Harvey and all related personnel. Here is a list (thanks to John P) of the many acolades bestowed upon 'Let England Shake' at the end of 2011.
Roll on 2012... enjoy the Australian tour!
Merry christmas to you all.

#1 Album of the year - Mojo
#1 Album of the year - Uncut
#1 Album of the year - NME
#1 Album of the year - Sunday Times
#1 Album of the year - Hot Press (Ireland)
#1 Album of the year - Oor (Netherlands)
#1 BBC Music Writers picks
#1 The Quietus
#1 The Washington Post (Alison Stewart's picks)
#1 Sunday Telegrapgh (James Delingpole's picks)
#1 LA Times
#2 Spin
#2 The Sun
#2 The Observer
#2 Amazon UK
#2 Q
#3 Clash magazine
#4 Time Magazine
#4 Time magazine
#5 New York Magazine
#5 New York Magazine
#7 Under The Radar
#8 Stereogum
#5 Best selling Vinyl albums of 2011 - Record Collector

...and of course... 'Let England Shake' winner of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2011.

December 12th 2011 'Let England Shake' 12 Short Films by Seamus Murphy is released on DVD.
You can order here at Amazon or Play.
The DVD includes all 12 short films and a bonus solo recording of 'England'

Let England Shake - 12 Short Films


November 2011


  PJ Harvey - Uncut Magazine - Artist Of The Year
This month's cover of Uncut magazine features Polly and names her as Artist Of The Year. A new interview and extensive article is printed in this edition of the magazine.

Another Rankin photographed cover for the 'Dazed & Confused' magazine.
And as an extra, watch a video about the cover here: http://www.dazedtv.com/20-covers---pj-harvey-x-claire-foy/648/page/1







October 2011

Australian dates announced for January 2012. More on the 'Tour' page.

Polly performed a solo "The Last Living Rose" on The Andrew Marr Show on Oct 2nd. Polly was also briefly interviewed with UK Prime Minister David Cameron and challenging him on the UK Government's cuts on the Arts in the UK. Go Polly!
Click here to see the interview and the fantastic performance.
You can watch Polly's previous performance (an early version of "Let England Shake") on the Andrew Marr Show in 2010 by clicking here


September 2011

A new exclusive iTunes E.P. is available NOW direct from iTunes. More details on the 'Singles' page.



Polly is up for 2 awards with Q Magazine - click here to cast your votes!

Post Mercury Music Prize videos:
The Guardian interview
Q Magazine interview
Mercury Prize speech
Mercury Prize 'The Words That Maketh Murder'


 
  PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
*** Barclaycard Mercury Prize Winner 2011 ***

Congratulations to Polly, John, Mick, Flood and Jean-Marc for winning the Mercury Prize 2011.

It's great to see Polly win the Mercury Prize for a second time and well deserved with perhaps Polly's most compelling album 'Let England Shake'.

September 6th 2011 'Let England Shake' wins the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2011 and rightly so!
Polly and the boys played "The Words That Maketh Murder" at the ceremony as broadcast on BBC2/BBC HD and BBC 6 Music on the night.


August 2011

UK Magazines NME & Uncut have published a special collector's magazine titled '501 Lost Songs'.
A two page PJ Harvey feature is included detailing their suggested 10 favourite 'lost' PJ Harvey tracks (B-sides/Rarities).




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*** BARCLAYCARD MERCURY PRIZE COMPETITION *** - COMPETITION CLOSED NOW
If you have not seen the competition pop-up window then click here to enter our PJ Harvey Barclaycard Mercury Prize competition with a truly amazing prize!
Prize supplied with many thanks by Barclaycard Mercury Prize.
Competition closes on August 29th 2011 - CLOSED
UPDATE: A winner has been chosen and will be notified by Fri 2nd Sept - MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO ENTERED THE COMPETITION
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Another date (31st October) added at the Royal Albert Hall, London. These RAH shows will be spectacular, the venue is fantastic.

Extra date added for Stockholm and a date (Oct 30th) for PJ Harvey's debut concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London!

You can hear a new exclusive PJ Harvey Live album at Spotify if you are a Premium member.
"PJ Harvey Live at La Maroquinerie, Paris 2011"
There are no plans for this to be released officially on CD at present.

More dates have been announced for October in Oslo, Stockholm and Prague. See the 'Tour News' page for more information.


July 2011

Congratulations to Polly, John, Mick and Flood for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize nomination. This is the fourth time Polly has been nominated, winning the prize in 2001 with "Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea". This years result will be announced on 6th September and Polly will be in attendance. Offical Mercury Site here

Also nominated is the Rob Ellis produced album "Anna Calvi" by Anna Calvi. Congratulations to Rob too!

The track "Let England Shake" has now been released as a Promotional CD Single backed by "Written On The Forehead" though I believe there are no plans for this to be released as an official single. Various radio stations have been playing the track in the past week.

"Let England Shake" films are on tour! See here for more information...

Seamus and Polly will perform a Q&A session at the Prizren Dokufest Film Festival 2011 - more info here



June 2011

More UK dates announced for Manchester and Glasgow in September... see Tour News page (and possibly more to come???)

The Observer on Sunday gave away a free PJ Harvey print on 5th June



May 2011

While Polly and the boys are off to Portugal, Spain and Holland (as am I!) you can read some great PJ Harvey articles in this month's editions of The Word & Q magazines.



A REMINDER: you can still order copies of the PJ Harvey illustrated magazine "Zoetrope". More details here - look up "Back issues".



Date added in Luxembourg on July 13th 2011

The "Let England Shake" channel on You Tube here now includes all the filmed videos for the Let England Shake album.

The John Parish website (http://www.johnparish.com) has some limited Automatic Dlamini 12"s and John Parish Tour T-shirts available. (The 12"s do not feature Polly but do feature John and Rob Ellis). Click on News on the John Parish site for more information.



April 2011

Polly and the band will be appearing on Later... with Jools Holland on Tues 26th April and also the longer show on Fri 29th April.
UPDATE: The band played 'Let England Shake', 'The Words That Maketh Murder' and 'The Glorious Land' on the show.

Great interview with The Observer magazine. Click here to read it.

The tribute album to Ian Stewart produced by Ben Waters is out now and includes Polly's vocal and saxaphone contributions to 'Lonely Avenue' - a lovely track! All proceeds from the album go to the British Heart Foundation so do buy a copy! More details on the Guest page and the Lyrics are now posted too.

April 18th 2011 'The Glorious Land' is the new single on 7" and Digital Download featuring the exclusive track 'The Nightingale'.

THE GLORIOUS LAND



March 2011

I have been alerted to an unearthed track that I never knew about. Apparently from an XFM session in 1997, Polly Harvey and John Parish recorded a cover version of Jim Yamouridis's 'The Rider'. Click here to listen to this amazing track. I am trying to get more information on this from the guys...

More dates have been announced and more to come... See Tour Dates page for details

March 25th 2011 PJ Harvey interview and solo session on BBC Radio 3's 'The Verb' at 21.15pm.

September 10th 2011 PJ Harvey to play Bestival in the UK



February 2011

You can watch an interview with Polly backstage at the Q Awards 2011 here.
Channel 4 will be televising the Awards ceremony, probably including the performance by PJ Harvey ("The Words That Maketh Murder" and "Down By The Water"), on Saturday 26th Feb at 11.25 (T4 behind the scenes) and 23.20 (Actual Show), more details here.

Latest editions of Q and Mojo magazines (UK Magazines) feature excellent interviews/articles with PJ Harvey.

"Let England Shake" video can been seen here. Read the text below the video for the Making Of... the Let England Shake videos

"The Nightingale" has appeared on You Tube. Listen to it here. I expect this to appear as a future B-Side (hopefully).

Another New York gig added... see Tour page...

Feb 23rd 2011 The NME will be honouring Polly with the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at the Shockwaves NME Awards Show. PJ Harvey will also be performing at the Awards Ceremony. Click here to see a video on Polly's reaction. The full show will probably be televised by Channel 4. Details to follow...

Feb 17th 2011 PJ Harvey will be performing in session for Rob Da Bank's show on BBC Radio 1 at 5am. Click here for more info. (See 'Radio' section for details)

Feb 17th 2011 PJ Harvey will be performing in session for the Geoff Lloyd's Hometime show on Absolute Radio. Click here for more info. (See 'Radio' section for details)

Feb 14th 2011 Live Webcam performace here (Deezer) and here (ARTE) and the official site at 8pm. Update: See Tour page for Setlist

Feb 8th 2011 PJ Harvey interview with John Wilson on BBC Radio 4's 'Front Row' at 7.15pm. (See 'Radio' section for details)
Feb 8th 2011 PJ Harvey will be performing in session for the The Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 1 at 8pm. (See 'Radio' section for details)
Feb 9th 2011 PJ Harvey will be talking to Steve Lamaq on his show on BBC 6 Music at 4pm. (See 'Radio' section for details)
Feb 10th 2011 PJ Harvey will be interviewed and performing on BBC2's 'The Culture Show' at 7pm (Interview + 'The Last Living Rose' Live in the studio).

Feb 7th 2011 New Single "The Words That Maketh Murder" is released as an exclusive 7" featuring the new track 'The Big Guns Called Me Back Again'. The single comes with lovely artwork and an inner bag with printed lyrics.

Feb 14th 2011 New PJ Harvey Album - "Let England Shake"
The new album is produced by Flood. Musicians John Parish and Mick Harvey also perform on the album. This is the fantasic bird sleeve (click to enlarge):

LET ENGLAND SHAKE

More tour dates announced for USA and Spain.

The UK Promos are now listed in the Promos section

Great interview in the NME dated 29th January 2011

John Parish and Rob Elli's respective web sites have been updated. Click here for John Parish's site and here for Rob Ellis' site.




January 2011

More tour dates announced for USA (Coachella) and Belgium festivals.

Jan 14th 2011 New Single "The Words That Maketh Murder" will be released as a Digital Download. An exclusive 7" with be available from Feb 7th 2011 featuring the new track 'The Big Guns Called Me Back Again'.
Click here to hear a sample of "The Words That Maketh Murder". Note: Amazon have a release date of 16th Jan!



PJ Harvey has been announced as the special guest at one of Portishead's All Tomorrows Parties shows here in London in July. Sat July 23rd will feature PJ Harvey's guest spot(Grinderman are the speical guests on Sun 24th July). Click here for ticket details

Ben Waters pays tribute to the late Ian Stewart(the 'sixth Stone') with a tribute album released on March 9th. 'Boogie for Stu' will feature The Rolling Stones, Jools Holland and PJ Harvey.

French Webzine 'To Discover Absolutely' has made a French Tribute to the PJ Harvey album 'Dry' available as a FREE download + artwork.
Click here for more information (in French) and the download link on the page (on the right!). Enjoy!

I will try and document any UK magazine appearances in January...
Album Reviews:
Uncut ****
Mojo ****
Q Magazine *****

Eype (18 Dec 2010) setlist now on the site (thanks to John Parish). See Tour page.



December 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL THAT VISIT THIS SITE.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
AND I HOPE WE ALL ENJOY POSSIBLY THE BEST PJ HARVEY ALBUM COMING IN FEBRUARY.

The band played a secret show last Saturday in Devon. Very upset but due to the bad weather I was unable to attend so if anyone has any reviews/pics/setlist then please let me know!

A Short Film by Seamus Murphy for the new track "The Last Living Rose" is now showing at the official site (wow! fantastic): http://www.pjharvey.net

A You Tube channel has been set up for Let England Shake - click here

More shows announced for Lisbon & Amsterdam.(Extra date in Lisbon on the 26th too!)
May 25th: Lisbon's Aula Magna and May 31st: Amsterdam's Paradiso.



November 2010

Feb 14th 2011 New PJ Harvey Album - "Let England Shake"

The new album is produced by Flood. Musicians John Parish and Mick Harvey also perform on the album. This is the fantasic bird sleeve (click to enlarge):

LET ENGLAND SHAKE

Tracklisting:
Let England Shake
The Last Living Rose
The Glorious Land
The Words That Maketh Murder
All And Everyone
On Battleship Hill
England
In The Dark Places
Bitter Branches
Hanging In The Wire
Written On The Forehead
The Colour of The Earth

Radio Interviews on Zane Lowe (Radio 1) and Namone (BBC 6 Music) Radio Shows. Both featured the new fantastic track 'Written On The Forehead' which you can hear in full at the official PJHarvey website here.

NME Feature in the issue week commencing November 2nd - Interview and new pictures.

February's issue of Mojo will have a PJ Harvey feature.



October 2010

Feb 2011 PJ Harvey Tour!
I would imagine these dates will coincide with the release of the new album (Mr John Parish confirmed to me a few weeks ago that the album is finished and is fantastic!).
February: 18th+19th Brussels / 21st Berlin / 24th+25th Paris / 27th+28th London



April 2010

April 18th - Suprisingly Polly appeared on the BBC's Political programme - The Andrew Marr Show today! As well as an interview, Polly performed the new track 'Let England Shake' live in the studio.
The performance is on YouTube here.
UK viewers can watch via the iPlayer here.



January 2010

Polly has donated her Uh Huh Huh tour dress to Oxfam to raise funds for the Oxfam Haiti Appeal... Click here for more details


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