Polly Jean Harvey (born 9 October 1969) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments. Harvey began her career in 1988 when she joined local band Automatic Dlamini as a vocalist, guitarist and saxophone player. The band's frontman, John Parish, would become her long-term collaborator. In 1991, she formed an eponymous trio and subsequently began her professional career. The trio released two studio albums, Dry (1992) and Rid of Me (1993) before disbanding, after which Harvey continued as a solo artist. Since 1995, she has released a further nine studio albums with collaborations from various musicians including John Parish, former bandmate Rob Ellis, Mick Harvey and Eric Drew Feldman and has also worked extensively with record producer Flood. Among the accolades she has received are the 2001 and 2011 Mercury Prize for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000) and Let England Shake (2011), respectively—the only artist to have been awarded the prize twice—eight Brit Award nominations, seven Grammy Award nominations and two further Mercury Prize nominations. Rolling Stone awarded her 1992's Best New Artist and Best Singer Songwriter and 1995's Artist of the Year, and listed Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love (1995) and Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. In 2011, she was awarded for Outstanding Contribution To Music at the NME Awards. In June 2013, she was awarded an MBE for services to music.
Sharon Horgan has told NME about collaborating with PJ Harvey for her forthcoming Apple TV+ show Bad Sisters – revealing that the iconic singer-songwriter has recorded a version of Leonard Cohen’s 1974 track ‘Who by Fire’ as its theme tune. : Sharon Horgan: “I still give...
PJ Harvey has shared an update on the recording of her next studio album. In a new interview with Rolling Stone to discuss her new narrative poem novel Orlam, Harvey revealed that her upcoming album “took a long time to write to get right, but at least I feel very happy with it”.
PJ Harvey is set to release her first album since 2016 in 2023. The 52-year-old musician-and-poet admits it took "a long time" to finish the follow-up to 'Hope Six Demolition Project' - which is as yet untitled - but it was worth the wait. In an interview with Rolling Stone,...
PJ Harvey wrapped up her extensive vinyl reissue series earlier this year, but it's been a few years since she released a new album -- 2016's The Hope Six Demolition Project is her most recent. We're excited to hear that she does have new music on the horizon, although it's still going to be a while before it arrives. Speaking to Rolling Stone, PJ said that she's been working on a new album, and it's due out in summer of 2023. "I'm very pleased with it," she told Rolling Stone. "It took a long time to write to get right, but at last I feel very happy with it."
Rock giant PJ Harvey isn’t much for interviews, but she gave one to The Guardian last month—her first in a decade, the outlet noted—to discuss Orlam, her book-length narrative poem published by Picador Poetry in late April. It went mostly unnoticed at the time, but in that interview, Harvey “lets slip that she has a new album coming out next year,” as Paste contributor Zach Schonfeld pointed out on Twitter Monday morning.
Nilüfer Yanya released her fantastic second LP, Painless, in March, and she's been on tour supporting it, having recently kicked off the North American leg with Tasha and Ada Lea. That excellent triple bill hit NYC for a show at Webster Hall on Friday night (5/6). Nilüfer got her set off to a strong start with one of Painless' many highlights, "Midnight Sun," and never let up, playing much of the new album -- "Stabilise" really got the crowd moving -- as well as a few older songs, including "Heavyweight Champion of the Year" and "Same Damn Luck." Like she has throughout this tour, she also covered PJ Harvey's "Dry," which sounded right at home beside her own material. Watch a few fan-taken video clips, and see her setlist, below.
Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Amazon Podcasts | Stitcher | Pocket Casts | Radio Public | RSS. Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison catches up with Kyle Meredith for an interview about her upcoming album, Sometimes, Forever. The singer-songwriter discusses having a sound that has one...
James Domestic Carrion Repeating (Amok/TNS) Suffolk-based James Scott is in more bands than there’s space to list here, most notably punk outfit The Domestics. His solo debut is a complete treat that deserves to garner the kind of following Sleaford Mods have built up. Not that it’s a ringer for Sleaford Mods (although there is something of their DNA in his sometimes lairy geezer-ish delivery). James Domestic has more in common with Ian Dury, chatting his way through songs, with witty Cockney panache, applied to subjects ranging from “Weekend Carbs” to crafty, greedy businessmen (“Bean Counter” – “You’re a cunt that can count”!). What makes it all fully work, however, is the sparse purposeful instrumentation, lo-fi new wave pop decorated with oddball synth, here and there, and vocal backing and interludes from singers Clare Gillet and Lucy James. Well-produced and mastered to vinyl, Carrion Repeating is lively-minded, cheeky, funny and engaging from start to finish. Comes with 12” x 12” four page lyric booklet.
Jarvis Cocker, Warren Ellis and PJ Harvey are among those set to appear at Southbank Centre this summer as part of its Summer Literature Season. The long list of events are set to take place from May to September, featuring a diverse range of musicians and authors, renowned thinkers and contemporary poets.
Jarvis Cocker, Warren Ellis and PJ Harvey are among those set to appear at London’s Southbank Centre this summer as part of its Summer Literature Season. The long list of events are set to take place from May to September, featuring a diverse range of musicians and authors, renowned thinkers and contemporary poets.
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this weekend to promote the release of their latest LP. The Depeche Mode frontman and longtime collaborator Rich Machin released their new covers album ‘Imposter’ back in November under the guise of Soulsavers. Together they deliver unique takes on songs by the likes of Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and many more.