A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL VISITORS
Many thanks for your continuing support...
Exciting things coming next year... watch this space...
'STORIES FROM THE ROAD' - A new film documenting 3 fans following PJ Harvey during the 'Stories...' tour.
The film is due for release early next year and you can see preview pictures or read about this film exclusively at the films website: www.followingpj.com.
Win a copy of the rare promo 'Rarities' CD.
in conjunction with followingpj.com - thanks to Fiona Jatsura.
The winner of the previous competition was Katherine Ware from the USA. She won a copy of the 'You Said Something' U.S. promo CD.
10th - Rob Ellis will be making his DJing debut at Cargo in London. Live acts include Eardrum, Manitoba and Gorodisch. Rob will be joining Graham Sutton and Tony Morley on the turntables... For more information visit www.robellis.net
Q Magazine (Dec issue) features Polly Harvey on the cover.
What a great way to end a fantastic year for Polly and the band.
Polly has been voted, by Q readers, No.1 in 'The 100 Women That Rock Your World'.
The magazine includes an in-depth interview (from Sep/Oct time) and four great new pictures by Rankin. Also features on Kate Bush, Madonna & Courtney Love.
I have added all the UK chart placing to the singles and albums in the discography. So many of you wanted to know...
LaunchCDRom magazine (U.S.) features Polly on the cover of the CD as well as an Interview and Live Performance of 'A Place Called Home' on the disc! This is CDRom material only, NOT audio. Check out the compilations section for more details...
28th (Weds night/Thurs morning) - Pixies documentary on Channel 4 12:40am. From Channel 4 website:
The Pixies continue to be a huge influence on some of the biggest artists in the world today. Based around rare footage of their first gig in London in 1988 (much of it shown for the first time on British TV), this documentary looks at how the US four-piece re-defined rock music in the '90s. The programme includes interviews with the band themselves and, among others, David Bowie, U2, Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Badly Drawn Boy and Blur.
23rd - ITV at the Festivals - ITV 2.20am - Featuring Frank Black and PJ Harvey from the Reading Festival.
Coming soon - news of the new 'PJ Harvey on Tour' movie - Stories From The Road.
The Stories... 2CD set looks unlikely to happen after all.
6th - PJ Harvey, amongst others, will appear on a BBC Radio 2 documentary - The True Story Of British Pop. Introduced by John Peel, the show airs 8.30-9.30pm. Part 1 of a 5 part series.
'This Is Love' is included on the 'Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back' soundtrack.
3rd - Polly may be joining John Parish on stage at the Beyond Nashville Festival held at the Barbican this saturday (3rd Nov). Also appearing are Howe Gelb and Mark Linkous. I was under the impression this was a secret until the official site mailed it out!! I believe Polly will be singing a song entitle 'Pretty Baby', a John Parish composition.
Update - From NME.com :
POLLY SPARKLES ON GIANT EVENING!
PJ HARVEY stole the show at the 'BEYOND NASHVILLE' festival in LONDON at the weekend (November 3).
Harvey appeared on a bill headed by Giant Sand, while other guests who performed included Mark Linkous from Sparklehorse, John Parish, Evan Dando, Vic Chesnutt and Lambchop's Kurt Wagner. The event took place at the Barbican Theatre.
A stetson-clad Harvey performed X's 'Johnny Hit And Run Pauline' with old touring partners Giant Sand, as well as Sparklehorse classics 'Homecoming Queen'and 'Eyepennies' with Mark Linkous. She also appeared as part of her regular guitarist John Parish's 10-piece band, singing one song ('Pretty Baby') and contributing guitar.
+ The artists all returned to the stage for a finale of 'Losing Ground' with Polly on vocals.
30th - Los Angeles - PJ Harvey 'Stories...' has been nominated for the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement, an American version of the Mercury Music Prize (UK). The album has been nominated alongside Bilal, Ryan Adams, Nikka Costa, The Dandy Warhols, Talib Kweli and Hi Tek, Jay Dee, Gorillaz, Sigur Ros and Air.
Sunscreen vs Push have released a cover dance version of 'Who Will Love Me Now?' - originally recorded by Polly Harvey (released on the B-side of 'That Was My Veil'). The song is available as a single in the UK and on the soundtrack CD 'South West Nine'. It has been re-titled: Please Save Me (Who Will Love Me Now?). Apparently the vocals are not too distant from Polly's vocal.
I have added the fantastic 'Rarities' promotional U.S. CD to the promo pages. Check this CD out as it has rare live session tracks included as well as 2 enhanced videos. This item is currently selling for @ $40 on ebay.com... go check it out!
The lyrics for Will's Song have been included in the Lyric pages. Go to Lyrics and choose Rarities and the lyrics are in there. The lyrics were written by Will Oldham (Palace, Bonnie Prince Billy) especially for Polly. During the recent tour, Polly and the band wrote some music for the lyrics and hey presto! - a new song for us to enjoy - thanks to Rob for sending the correct lyrics!
Note: There are rumours of a special edition of 'Stories From the City...' - a double CD inc B-sides and Rarities - UK only - news as it comes... watch this space...
Swedish national TV, SVT, Swedens BBC. Broadcasted seven songs from PJ Harvey's concert at Arvikafestivalen 22.30 2001-07-13 at the stage Vintergatan. Songs broadcast: The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore / Good Fortune / C´mon Billy / This Is Love / Man-Size / Down By The Water / Big Exit
19th - PJ Harvey to perform 'This Is Love' on Top Of The Pops.
As many of you now know... TOTP never showed the performance of 'This Is Love' which was recorded last week!! A great shame.
The proposed John Peel session has now been cancelled.
12th - PJ Harvey performing on Later with Jools Holland...PJ Harvey performed 3 songs ('Big Exit', 'Wills Song' and 'This Is Love') for the show and 1 extra for the audience ('The Whores Hustle...'). The show was recorded on Tues 9th Oct (Polly's birthday) at BBC Centre in London. Polly also recorded a short interview and the audience sang Happy Birthday to her! Look out for the bands shoe collection!
8th - 'This Is Love' / 'You Said Something' released in the UK. B-sides will be - 'A Place Called Home' (CDsingle) & 'Angelene' (7") from BBC Radio 1 Steve Lamacq Evening Session. see Singles page. Both formats feature different sleeves.
Record Collector article : PJ Harvey is to contribute to an upcoming Channel 4 documentary on the Pixies, due for broadcast in November. Also appearing on the programme will be Blur, David Bowie, Radiohead and Divine Comedy. (Blur fanzine Blurb announced this news.) Watch this space...
20th - Extra date added to tour - Knitting Factory, Los Angeles USA
19th - PJ Harvey to appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. (US) -Note: This may well be postponed due to the crisis in the U.S.
12th - PJ Harvey wins the UK's Mercury Music Prize with 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea'. The show is televised tonight on Channel4 in the UK.
Polly and the band heard the news while stuck in Washington after America's terrorist attack in New York and Washington.
Mercury Music Prize TV Show - a videoed clip of PJ Harvey performing new single 'This Is Love' - a fantastic performance. An Interview was shown also.
4th - PJ Harvey to appear on Jo Whiley's show - BBC Radio 1 UK
'Down By The Water' used for Channel4 'Hollyoaks' advertising campaign!
There is rumour of a new recording featuring Polly Harvey and Vincent Gallo entitled 'Come on Home to Me' as part of a Lee Hazelwood tribute album. Watch this space!!!
Andrew Sutcliffe won last month's competition and received a rare promo CD of 'The Wind'. A new competition will be up soon...
More live dates announced for UK in September. Go to tour page for tour details.
5th - Live Broadcast on Radio 3, Spain. From Benicassim Festival - 12.35am on the 5th/6th
September USA Tour announced. Go to tour page for tour details.
'This Is Love' will be released as a single to coincide with the September tours.
More European Festival dates and UK concerts (with U2 in London, Leeds and Reading festival )
'Stories From The City' is nominated for the final 12 albums for this year's Mercury Music Prize. This is PJ Harvey's third nomination. Results are announced on September 10th. Other nominees include Radiohead, Super Furry Animals, Basement Jaxx and Tom McRae.
Rob Ellis' 'Music For The Home' was considered in the 50 titles but did not get through to the final 12.
European festival tour.
American tour with U2 - a success. The band received rave reviews and are looking forward to the summer dates in Europe.
PJ Harvey will feature on the soundtrack to the new movie 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' - from the makers of Clerks, Dogma and Chasing Amy. The track is 'This Is Love'.
11th - Bonny Billy (aka Will Oldham) - new mini album - 'More Revery' - includes cover version of PJ Harvey's 'Sweeter Than Anything' - see Tributes page for more info.
11th - Sparklehorse - new album - 'It's A Wonderful Life' - featuring Polly Jean Harvey on 2 tracks - see Guest Spots page for more info.
Maria Mochnacz picked Aldo Baez 'from the hat' in our competition last month. The prize was an Australian CD release of 'Good Fortune'. More competitions coming up ... watch this space...
Howe Gelb (from Giant Sand) touring and covering 'Plants & rags' in his set!!
Touring with U2 in the states. One week off!!
29th - Impromptu set with Giant Sand (Polly joined them for 3 songs). KXCI Radio benefit concert in Tuscon, Arizona
24th - Live On KCRW Radio, LA, USA. PJ Harvey to appear on 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' airing 11am-12.15pm with full band.
2nd - Australian 'Good Fortune e.p. released. Features 'Good Fortune', '30', 'Memphis' and '66 Promises'. Also features enhanced videos for your PC - Good Fortune, A Place Called Home and the Electronic Press Kit. Limited to 5000 copies.
24th - PJ Harvey begins U.S. Arena tour supporting U2. See Tour News for dates and venues.
20th - Tiffany Anders 'Funny Cry Happy Gift' released - produced by Polly Jean Harvey
26th - BRIT Awards - PJ Harvey nominated for Best British Female Solo Artist.
26th - New Single - A Place Called Home released in the UK (B-sides will include As Close As This, My Own Private Revolution and Kick It To The Ground - 7" only). More details as they come...
25th - PJ Harvey begins European tour - Giant Sand to support.
6th - NME BRAT Awards - PJ Harvey nominated for Best Solo Artist by public vote.
29th - Live Appearance RRR Radio Cafe, Melbourne, Australia. Rooftop acoustic performance.
Out Now - Rob Ellis 'Music For The Home' - Fantastic Instrumental Music from Rob recorded between 1994-1999. Available now from all good record shops - Cat No. BAY15CD
Out Now - Various Artists - 'The Hospital Radio Request List' CD including tracks by John Parish, Rob Ellis, Tim Farthing & Eric Drew Feldman. A snip at only £6.99 at your local store.
8th - Live performance on Steve Lamacq's show on BBC Radio 1 - UK 9pm Performance will be with PJ Harvey backed with Rob Ellis & Tim Farthing
20th - NEW John Peel Session broadcast on Radio 1 - UK 10pm-12am GMT The broadcast can be heard live 10pm-12am at www.bbc.co.uk/radio1
11th - Webcast (one day only)
24th - PJ Harvey 'Good Fortune' - NME TV Bravo @ 10.30pm
13th - New Single 'Good Fortune' released in the UK.
Cardiff Coal Exchange 26th Oct - Fantastic electric show by the band witnessed by a couple of hundred of us. Thanks to Rob Ellis for taking the time to have a chat! The set was broadcast by BBC Radio1 simultaneously.
23rd - New Album 'Stories From the City, Stories From The Sea' released worldwide.
26th - Radio 1 Live In Cardiff - PJ Harvey at Coal Exchange, Cardiff.
Oliver Gray got in touch with me regarding his book 'Volume' which documents Automatic Dlamini and PJ Harvey amongst others. Please click on the following link to read more about the book and order a copy: www.revilolang.demon.co.uk
The new single will be 'Good Fortune' and will be released November 6th. The video has been shot in East London with Sophie Muller directing.
'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea' is released on October 23
Produced by Polly Harvey, Rob Ellis and Mick Harvey. The record was written and recorded in New York and Dorset.
New Album Title: "Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea" featuring 12 tracks...more news as it comes....
The charity organisation RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) are holding an all-star auction from now until June 25th. There are items up for auction from PJ Harvey, Tori Amos and Garbage among many others.
Dr Martens are to issue a 2 CD set to celebrate their 40th birthday. The artists chosen to be included have all worn Dr Martens footwear at some point in their career. The PJ Harvey track included is 'A Perfect Day Elise'. It is not a very inspiring collection however. Other artists include Morrissey, Sisters Of Mercy, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Madness, Siouxsie, Billy Bragg, Elastica and The Pogues among many others. Available through Virgin records.
John Parish has new material released on 22nd May 2000. An album called 'Fall Project' features John Parish as well as Soeza and Kiska. "Critically acclaimed, includes 90 minutes of innovative ultra-pop". You can find out how to order this CD direct from Prime Distribution by ringing (UK) 0208 601 2239 or email: email@example.com Cat No. SASR1
Thereis now a page for you to submit a small form if you wish to have an update as and when new releases are issued etc.. There are so many of you reaching this page, it is hard to keep track...
Tricky has an autobiography to be published this autumn. Watch out for any Polly Harvey mentions!!
I have updated the Video and Film page to include the two Sarah Miles short films which feature Polly.
The 'Cradle Will Rock' soundtrack CD has been released this month in the UK. The details have changed for this item in the discography.
Polly is recording near Milton Keynes at the moment and apparently the new material should see the light of day in the autumn. Thom Yorke from Radiohead is rumoured to be appearing on the album!
This site was published onto the World Wide Web in March 2000 after I found no other site offering this kind of detailed information which many of you, no doubt, will want.
As the site is so new there is only the news to tell that Polly has returned to the studio this month with long time collaborators Rob Ellis and Mick Harvey. Fruits from these sessions should see the light of day in the Autumn.
The latest release worth checking out is the track 'Nickel Under The Foot' performed by Polly Harvey and Rob Ellis from the Original Soundtrack to the film 'Cradle Will Rock'. This CD is only available in the U.S. and available to buy at www.amazon.com
Don't forget to check other PJ Harvey sites for any more information you are looking for - see the Links page Or send me mail if you have any questions