July 2009 July 25th Polly debuted 2 new stunning songs ("The Last English Rose" and "Let England Shake") at the Camp Bestival concert (and the secret show on the 24th at the Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth). Public footage can be seen on You Tube. Enjoy!
U.S. Tour is over...
Island Records have released a compilation of various tracks from various artists on the label. Sadly (and bizarrely), PJ Harvey does not feature BUT there is a dreadful (in my humble opinion) cover version of PJ Harvey's 'This Is Love' on CD3 by The Feeling... Approach with caution. Details on the 'Tributes' page.
U.S. Tour begins...
Sputnik Music (USA) have a competition to win tickets for John & Polly's U.S. tour. Click here for more details
June 12th - John, Polly and band to appear on Letterman in the U.S.
The tour has begun and tonight's Bristol homecoming show was fantastic and the audience were rapturous! Expect to see some great shows to follow too. Watch out for fantastic live versions of songs from the new album (especially 'Cracks In The Canvas', 'A Woman...', 'April' and 'Pig Will Not' in my opinion!).
Joe Cushley's interview with Polly and John will be broadcast on Resonance FM in London 104.4 FM or via www.resonancefm.com on Sunday 19th April at 7.30pm, with further repeats to follow. (Thanks Joe for letting us know.)
U.S.A. dates for June 2009 now listed on the Tour page.
Lyrics for 'False Fire' and 'Within A Month' on the B-sides Lyrics page.
The album debuts in the UK album chart at number 25.
April 13th - The physical formats of the single (7" and CDS) will be available and featuring new B-sides "Within A Month" and "False Fire".
March 2009 OUT NOW - PJ Harvey & John Parish - New album "A Woman A Man Walked By" released on Island Records.
March 30th - Performance from Polly, John and the band on The Hub on BBC Radio 6. Click here for the performance and photos.
The EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the new album can be viewed by clicking here. It's great!
March 12th - Polly Harvey, John Parish, Eric Drew Feldman, Giovanni Ferrario and Jean Marc Butty played a secret gig in Bridport, Somerset. Setlist in the Tour section.
The new single from Polly Harvey and John Parish "Black Hearted Love" is now available for download from iTunes.com and www.pjharvey.net.
PJ Harvey is set to grace the cover of the upcoming FILTER Good Music Good! For more information click here
U.S.A. and Spain dates added to the Tour page
Polly to play a solo concert at the Camp Bestival in Lulworth Castle, Dorest UK on July 25th. Click here for more information.
Click here to read a great new on-line interview with Polly and John Parish extracted from a full interview. Thanks Luke for sending the details. The Quietus in association with the Stool Pigeon.
Interview with Polly on Sky Arts on the 8th Feb 2009 8pm. Stella Vine introduces Talks With Dave Fanning: PJ Harvey, a revealing interview of the Mercury Prize winning musician. (Thanks Cary)
*** See 'Tour' page for the UK and European tour dates announced.
The first single from the forthcoming album will be "Black Hearted Love".
The 'NME' published a feature on and interview with Polly discussing the forthcoming album with John Parish.
Polly has provided the soundtrack for Christopher Shinn's production of Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler".
Currently being perfomed at the American Airlines Theatre, Broadway in New York City. Click here for more a review from the New York Times and follow the link on the page: 'The Sound of Hedda Gabler' to hear a sample of Polly's contribution.
Finally, good news for Christmas!
The new PJ Havery & John Parish album will be out on 30th March 2009 entitled "A Woman A Man Walked By".
I expect a World Tour to follow. Watch this space. And a very merry christmas to all you visitors!
November 2008 November 3rd "From The Basement" DVD is released featuring two performances from Polly from the SKY TV programme broadcast at the end of 2007. See the 'Video & Film' page for more details. Available from Amazon and Play.com (UK).
No news as yet on the new forthcoming album with John Parish... Watch this space
So while we await the release of Polly and John Parish's new album, Polly performs as part of a concert in benefit of Natasha Shneider. The concert, held on 16th August in Los Angeles, featured a few performances from Polly during a set curated by Josh Holme and The Queens Of The Stone Age. Have a look on the tour page for details of Polly's performance.
'Naked Cousin' by the original PJ Harvey three-piece has been released on the new 'Later... With Jools Holland' DVD. See the Video & Film section for more details.
Adem has released his new album 'Takes', an album of cover versions. The album includes Adem's version of Polly's 'Oh My Lover'.
No news as yet on the forthcoming album with John Parish BUT watch this space.
March 2008 Available Now - Limited Edition PJ Harvey portrait prints.
These fantastic prints are available now direct from UK artist Caroline Pedler. Click here to contact directly for ordering or further enquiries.
Size: Approx A3 and Price £50 + P&P
Be quick - there will be only a limited quantity available www.carolinepedler.co.uk (new updated site in progress) / Email direct
March 17th 2008 New Single 'The Devil' backed with the previously unreleased 'Liverpool Tide' available on 7", CD and Download.
*** June 19th 2008 - Polly to play Norway - Oslo Opera House. TICKETS ON SALE TODAY (4th MARCH) Click here to buy tickets ***
The February tour of Australia & New Zealand - feel free to send in the setlists.
BBC6 Music are repeating tracks from the Somerset House concert (Summer 2004) on Monday 28th January 2008. The Gideon Coe show airs between 10pm-1am. You can also listen to the show during the following 7 days. Click here for the link.
Polly has been noimated (again) for a BRIT award in the Best Female Artist category. Wonder if the BRITS will finally wake up and smell the roses? Though I doubt that Polly gives two hoots!?!
John Parish and Polly are in the studio this month working on a new record due to reach us in September!
May 21st 2008 Kongresowa Hall , Warsaw. May 19th 2008 Friedrichstadtpalast, Berlin.
Merry Christmas to you all!
Well, what a year and many thanks to Polly for lots of excitement this year; the new album and some of her best shows ever!
Looking forward to what 2008 brings us...
December 29th TV: Polly appears exclusively on Centre Stage's "From The Basement" on Saturday 29th Dec at 9pm on Sky Arts (Channel 267/Sky HD 268).
You can see a preview here
Here are some photos (click to enlarge):
March 9th 2008 another show announced for the Auditorium, Parco Della Musica in Rome, Italy.
November 2007 December 19th Olympia Theatre, Dublin.
November 26th***New Single*** 'The Piano' will be the next single from 'White Chalk'. Available on limited edition 7" and digital download. The B-Side will be the very old track 'Heaven' which has surfaced between fans over the years but nice to see an official release. The lyrics to 'Heaven' are in the Lyrics B-sides section.
November 24th Polly will perform and chat on The Culture Show. BBC2 TV 7.10pm.
November 16th PJ Harvey to appear on Later...with Jools Holland on BBC 11.35pm UK. Update: Polly played 'White Chalk' and 'Silence'.
November 16th Grand Rex, Paris.
Australian and New Zealand dates announced: Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth in February 2008. Dates on the tour page.
Marianne Faithfull's new book 'Memories, Dreams and Reflections' features memoirs involving Polly's friendship and the making of 'Before The Poison' (Polly produced and wrote songs for the album). There is also a lovely picture of them writing together. Out now. Click here to visit Marianne's website.
Ken Garber's book about the Peel Sessions ('In Session Tonight') has been updated and re-issued. 'The Peel Sessions' is out now and features all the information you would need regarding all of Polly's sessions for the great man. Click here to see what Amazon has to say about it.
October 15th The Orpheum, Los Angeles. October 10th Beacon Theatre, New York.
September 2007 September 24th - New Album "White Chalk"
A new PJ Harvey album 'White Chalk' is OUT NOW.
*** The album reached no.11 in the UK Album Charts ***
September 24th - Colston Hall, Bristol. September 29th - Royal Festival Hall, London.
September 17th - New Single "When Under Ether" available on digital download and 7" featuring B-Side "Wait".
Lyrics to 'Wait' now posted.
MANY THANKS THIS MONTH TO Matthew Clemens-Lary
Two more shows announced: October 10th Beacon Theatre, New York USA and October 15th The Orpheum, Los Angeles USA.
September 24th Another live show announced - Colston Hall, Bristol... Practically a hometown gig!
PJ Harvey on the cover of this months 'The Wire' magazine.
Competition NOW CLOSED to win copies of Kate Schatz's "Rid Of Me: A Story" novella.
July 2007 September 29th - Live show at the Royal Festival Hall, London. SOLD OUT.
Setlist now published for the Manchester show (07 July 07). See the Tour page for the setlist.
'Down By The Water' live from Glastonbury is featured on the Q Magazine compilation CD: details to follow in the Rarities section.
Mick Harvey releases his new album 'Two Of Diamonds' this month including his version of Polly's unreleased 'Slow-Motion-Movie-Star', a fantastic 'Stories From The City' out-take.
Rob Ellis also contributes to the album. More details on the tributes page.
A release date for the new PJ Harvey album should not be far off now...
April 2007 Click on the image above for a larger view of the cover...
33.3 Rid of Me: A Story - Kate Schatz Published August 2007.
Kate Schatz' Rid of Me is at once a wholly original work of fiction and an innovative meditation on one writer's relationship to an album. The album in question is PJ Harvey's seminal 1993 recording Rid of Me, a release noted again and again for its raw sound, dark lyrics, and unabashed presentation of female sexuality, desire, and rage. In her prologue, Schatz states that the book is "not about Rid of Me, but because of it" and the book's 14 chapters (one for each song on the album) use the lyrics, moods, images, and characters to create something entirely different, yet intimately connected to the music.
Rid of Me tells the story of Kathleen and Mary, two women who find themselves alone in a house in the middle of the dark, forbidden forest that borders their depressed valley town. Amidst a dramatic natural setting, they negotiate their freedom, their pasts, their survival, and each other. Rid of Me is a story of escape and desire, violence and gender, landscape, family, and memory. It's a twisted fairy tale, a queer dystopia/utopia, and a lyrical exploration of kidnapping, dreams, murder, sex, revenge, and love.
Kate Schatz is a writer, editor, and teacher whose fiction and essays have been published in Denver Quarterly, West Branch, Bitch!, LTTR, Kitchen Sink Magazine, and BlitheHouse Quarterly, among others. Kate received her MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University and won the John Hawkes Memorial Prize in Fiction and the Francis Mason Harris Prize. She's a co-founder and editor of The Encyclopedia Project, a 5-volume book series that publishes new writing and visual art (www.encyclopediaproject.org). She lives in Oakland, CA with her boyfriend, their dog Buzz, and their cat Stevie Nicks. Kate likes weather when it's good, celebrities when they're bad, and California, in general.
***Solo Live Shows 2007*** Polly takes a break from recording... July 13-14th Summercase Festival, Spain. Click here for more details. July 7th Bridgewater Hall, Manchester International Festival, UK. Click here for more details.
A new book will released in Autumn 2007 as part of the 33 1/3 series. "Rid Of Me" has been written by Kate Schatz.
More details will be posted here very soon.
"Kate Schatz' Rid of Me is at once a wholly original work of fiction and an innovative meditation on one writer's relationship to an album."
Visit the 'Spleen' "Nun Lover!" mini-site at www.robellis.net.
Enter a competition to win a SpleenNun goody bag, see the clutch of nuns and download an exclusive out-take from the "Nun Lover!" sessions as well as album tracks.
Find out how Polly was involved... it's in there somewhere!
Many of you know that Spleen is the band orchestrated by Rob Ellis (longtime PJ Harvey drummer/instrumentalist/producer). This release also highlighting the talents of Mr Josh Klinghoffer (guitar on the Uh Huh Her tour).
Happy New Year all... Hopefully we should see a new album this year and maybe even some shows!
I have decided to scrap the Mailing List here as it was getting too big to handle and also the official site's Mailing list is doing a good job! I will be contacting all of my Mailing List members via e-mail. All those contacts I have will be deleted and NOT passed on to anyone, be assured!
So if you want to join the official Mailing List please do so by clicking here
I will still be updating the site as soon as possible with any news I get throughout the year so keep visiting.
New book published - "Dorset Women" by James Crowden features 35 interviews from various women living and working in Dorset.
An interview with Polly and an interview with her mum, Eva, are both included.
For more information and to order a copy please visit: http://www.james-crowden.co.uk
See the Update below in November! Bad news... we will have to wait for new material a little longer... But not too long. My guess? Summer 2007.
So 2006 brought us the gorgeous Peel Sessions album which we should be very grateful for and a few fantastic solo shows showcasing the new piano based material. Rock on!
THANK YOU to everyone who sent in the few setlists this year and thanks for all the lovely emails I have receievd this year.
Have a great christmas and a very happy new year!
The new Spleen album is due out this month in Italy. The band includes Rob Ellis and Josh Klinghoffer (both of PJ Harvey fame) and the album is called 'Nun Lover', as titled by Polly! It's a fantastic album which mostof you will love. I will have more details on here soon but in the meantime you can visit www.robellis.net for the latest info. Worldwide releases are scheduled for next year.
November 2006 November 24th - "For Peel" - an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography dedicated to John Peel opens at the No More Grey Gallery, 24 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ.
A free CD will be given to the first 2000 visitors including a new track by Polly entitled 'Slow-Motion-Movie-Star' among other tracks by signed and un-signed acts.
More information here: http://www.myspace.com/forpeel
*** UPDATE *** The news item above was originally published by Uncut magazine. Since not being able to get a copy of the CD I checked with the gallery and it seems the CD does NOT have a PJ Harvey track on it at all. I expect there was some confusion as there is a Mick Harvey track on it. Don;t let that put you off going to the exhibition though, I am sure it will be great!
Polly is now back in the studio with a piano, John Parish and Flood...
October 23rd - OUT NOW - Island Records release a new PJ Harvey album of Peel Sessions. These tracks are collected from a few of Polly's sessions and all tracks were chosen by Polly herself. Tracklisting: Oh My Lover, Victory, Sheela-Na-Gig, Water, Naked Cousin, Wang Dang Doodle, Losing Ground, Snake, That Was My Veil, This Wicked Tongue, Beautiful Feeling and You Come Through
Have a look at the BBC page for Peel Sessions and PJ Harvey, read all the info about many of the sessions here
October 7th - Polly talks with Hilton Als "A Conversation with Music" in New York City as part of the New Yorker Festival. Click here for more details
September 2006 September 24th - Polly is to perform at the Crown Prince Couple Awards in Copenhagen. Tickets on sale on August 17th at 10am from the Theatre box office or www.billetnet.dk
May 2006 May 26th - Polly's solo show tonight at the Hay Festival in Wales was nothing short of spectacular. Her stunning appearance, humourous mood (Polly smiled throughout, conversed greatly and had the audience in stiches!) and fantastic performance helped make a very memorable special night. I don't usually 'review' performances on this site but I will make an exception this time as it truly was a stunning show.
Polly also performed three new songs on the piano (the new album has been written on piano) as well as playing many other classic PJ Harvey songs. I hope everyone there enjoyed it as much as Polly did!
The setlist is up on the Tour News page and if any one has any nice pics please send them in! Thanks. JPH
Polly to play another solo show at the Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland in September (1/2/3) - more details here: www.electricpicnic.ie
May 26th POLLY LIVE! - Polly will be performing a solo show to open this years Guardian Hay Festival. The festival take place in gorgeous setting of Hay-On-Wye and this performance is being held in a specially constructed marquee! Tickets are £25 (+ usual booking fees) and more information can be found at the following site: http://www.hayfestival.com
May 1st (date change) finally sees the release of the much anticipated PJ Harvey Live DVD entitled "PJ Harvey On Tour - Please Leave Quietly".
The film was made by long time PJ Harvey collaborator Maria Mochnacz and will feature documentary scenes as well as many tracks filmed from the 'Uh Huh Her' tour. Expect some 'Extras' on the DVD too.
Tracks include: Meet Ze Monsta, Dress, Uh Huh Her (Previously unreleased), Taut, Down By The Water, It's You, Big Exit, Harder, The Darker Days Of Me & Him, A Perfect Day Elise, Victory, Catherine, Who The Fuck?, Evol (Previously unreleased), My Beautiful Leah, The Letter
April 2006 April 27th - A screening of the unreleased and unofficial 'Stories From The Road' takes place in Long Beach CA U.S.A. Mail Wes for more info: CalBear1972@aol.com
A new PJ Harvey forum has been set up, Click here to visit 'The Garden'
New pictures of Polly playing Bass for Morris Tepper are in the Gallery under '2006' - with thanks to Wes
Polly is currently playing Bass for Moris Tepper's band. Dates are currently underway in the U.S. More details are available here: ttp://www.candlebone.com
Unfortunately still no news on any PJ Harvey releases or concerts in the near future. But all good things come to those who wait (ask countless Kate Bush fans!!).
Apologies to those of you who have joined the mailing list and not received a confirmation email, I have been lazy and I have a backlog of 300 people to add to the mailing list since the end of last summer! Apologies but I will catch up with these shortly.
It also transpires that the music Polly wrote and recorded for Terry Gilliam's new film was not used afterall. Let's hope we see this music released in some form none the less.
Please don't think I have been neglecting the site and please bear with me as we await news... Thanks to all of you who visit regularly!
LATE SUMMER 2005
No news to speak of this summer unfortunately as Polly is now resting after the Uh Huh Her extensive touring and promotion. Rob Ellis is now resident in Italy and playing with the fantastic Marlene Kuntz. John Parish is currently releasing a new album and going out on tour. There are no details about the proposed live DVD from the Uh Huh Her tour so I would assume those plans have been shelved for now...
The Jools Holland Later DVD has been added to the videos page.
The Brooks album 'Red Tape' has been added to the Tributes page. Brooks covers 'Man-Size' on this new album.
MAY 2005 9th - 'Later... Even Louder' DVD - Another 'Later... with Jools Holland' DVD release featuring PJ Harvey performing 'Who The Fuck?' and Polly featuring with the Desert Sessions on a performace of 'Crawl Home'.
A new book detailing Peel's Festive Fifties is published now featuring PJ Harvey's entries. Click here to read more and order a copy...PDF and Word Doc order forms are available if you follow the link...
The 'All Tomorrows Parties' show broadcast on BBC Radio UK.
22nd - 24th - All Tomorrows Parties Festival featuring solo show from Polly Harvey
MARCH 2005 4th - BBC Radio 3 programme 'Mixing It' will be broadcasting the semi-acoustic PJ Harvey show recorded last December at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Details: Mixing It, BBC Radio 3, Fri 4th March 22:15 - 23:30 (GMT)
Polly won the award for Best International Female at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards.
*** STOP PRESS *** - PJ Harvey show announced: All Tomorrows Parties at Camber Sands April 22nd-24th. A rare solo show at a great festival. More details can be found here: www.atpfestival.com
BRITS Update:And guess what? Polly lost out on a Brit Award AGAIN!! Suprise, suprise. It's just a HUGE marketing tool anyway and certainly does not reflect what is 'the best' at any strectch of the imagination.
Polly has been nominated for a Brit award! Someone unworthy will win no doubt, as usual. Ceremony will be held on February 9th.
NME have quoted Polly as saying that Paris was her last concert ever...!!! This was a mis-quote, what Polly actually said, at the show, was 'This is OUR last show' referring to the current line up for the Uh Huh Her tour. It is believed Polly is about to take some time away from public view, let's just hope it's not too long...
Thanks for all the concerned e-mails in the meantime!
16th - Polly & Josh will performing acoustic tracks on Radio 1's tribute to John Peel.
Update: Polly and Josh performed three songs acoustically: 'Horses In My Dreams', 'Fountain' and 'You Come Through'.
13th & 14th - PJ Harvey supporting Morrissey in the UK. Much has been speculated on the internet how Morrissey fans will react to PJ Harvey's appearance, especially considering her pro fox hunting views! Let's hope they respect Morrissey's choice of guest for her music and not her political views!
11th - PJ Harvey Semi-Acoustic show at the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Sqaure, London. Capacity limited to 400 and tickets are available from : 0207 565 5000 (limited to 2 per caller)
- And what a show! A fantasic 'almost end of tour' performance from Polly and the boys! As Polly said it was a 'fun' way to end the tour and the excitement from herself and the band really came across well. The show was recorded for BBC Radio 3's 'Mixing It' and it will be broadcast in March 2005 - The setlist is on the tour page, as usual. Watch this space...
PJ Harvey will be supporting Morrissey on two UK Dates in Birmingham and Glasgow in December.
PJ Harvey will be performing a concert with support from The Libertines on December 17th in Paris. Location remains unknown. This gig is organised by the RATP (Paris public subway network cie) and will be free (for the lucky winners). (Thanks to Vincent)
Rumours abound about PJ Harvey possibly supporting Morrissey in the UK this December. More details as they come in...
It is with great sadness to hear of the death of BBC Radio One DJ John Peel. John was a hugely influential, talented, funny and very much loved personality across the world. John championed the work of PJ Harvey, from the very first single 'Dress' right up to the latest release 'Uh Huh Her'. Polly and collaborators/musicians recorded numerous 'Peel Sessions' for Radio One over the years, giving John and Polly the chance to become good friends in the process. John Peel will be greatly missed.
Click here to view tributes to John Peel http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/alt/johnpeel
A new official 'B-sides' mini-album has been released as a Limited Edition in the U.S. Entitled 'B-sides', the album includes six tracks all taken from the 'The Letter' and 'You Come Through' singles. More details on the singles page.
The Jim-Jams release 'Black As A Raven'. The CD EP includes cover versions of 'Snake' and 'Driving'. The CD is available from amazon (Germany). Click here for more details
3rd - 01.10am (Sunday morning) Repeat of BBC FOUR TV screening 2nd - 02.00am (Saturday morning) Repeat of BBC FOUR TV screening 1st - 21.00pm (Friday night) BBC FOUR TV screening the recently filmed PJ Harvey performance from the LSO St Lukes London intimate show. (Thanks to Phil Sanders)
SEPTEMBER 2004 27th - Marianne Faithfull 'Before The Poison' released. Polly Harvey and Rob Ellis have contributed greatly to the album, Polly having written five of the ten songs: 'Mystery Of Love', 'My Friends Have', 'No Child Of Mine', 'Before The Poison' and 'In The Factory'.
More U.S. dates added and Australian dates added. And more...
This months edition of 'Q' magazine has a free CD attached. The CD includes PJ Harvey's 'Highway 69 Revisited' from the album 'Rid Of Me'. But do note the actaul version on the CD is the rare 'Outlaw Blues' version preceeding the album version.
'Shame' will be released on September 20th. CDSingle includes extra track '97', the 7" includes the extra track 'Dance' and a DVDSingle is also released featuring the videos to 'The Letter' and 'You Come Through'.
Read Oliver Gray's review of the new 'Sirens Rising'
NEW U.S. TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER - see the Tour News page - on sale from 10th Sepetember. Go to: http://www.ticketmaster.com (thanks to Steve Haskin)
PJ Harvey cover The Fall's 'Janet Vs Johnny' in Leeds...
AUGUST 2004 24th BBC Four filmed an intimate concert for future broadcast. A fantastic venue (LSO ST Lukes - a converted church) held one of the best concerts of the tour with only 100 guests. The setlist was great and everyone had a fantastic time. Good to see some old friends and many friendly faces there...
iTunes USA. Tony James wrote in with the following information: (thanks Tony)
Billed as an "iTunes Original" they've made available recent recordings of 10 songs with her current band and 10 interview snippets. The only way to get the interviews is to buy the "album" (all 20 tracks) for $9.99. It's an eclectic mix including some rare gems ("Fountain," "Uh Huh Her") and bigger hits ("Dress," "Down by the Water" and "Good Fortune"). Definitely worth the price for any serious fan.
The biography has finally been released (written by James Blandford) - See 'Books' section for more details
Well the tour still continues in the U.S. currently, and we have Mark Lanegan's new album 'Bubblegum' released featuring Polly's vocals on two tracks. More details under the Guest Spots link.
Australian intimate show - July 25th - Back Room Club on Jonson St, Byron Bay
U.S. West (not East sorry!) Coast dates announced
Another Irish date has been added - see Tour News for details
The Marianne Faithfull 'Before The Poison' will be released September 28th.
UK Autumn tour dates announced - see Tour News for more details
Irish dates added - UK dates to be announced soon...
Intereting DVD promo added to the Promo pages
PJ Harvey - You Come Through single July 19th (UK)
Another fantastic video directed by Maria Mochnacz
Mark Lanegan - Bubblegum album August 2nd (UK) August 10th (US) (Polly guests on vocals)
New Single - 'You Come Through' - to be released 19th July. B-sides include new tracks 'Angel', 'Stone' and a 4 Track Demo version of 'Who The Fuck?'. Available on two CDsingles and 7".
Lollapalooza dates are now on the Tour News page.
'Uh Huh Her' enters the UK Album Charts at #12
Polly appears in the documentary 'Gouge' as part of the new Pixies DVD.
Added Oliver Gray's review of the first warm-up show to the setlist (Tour News page)
31st - new album 'Uh Huh Her' released in the UK.
Dates added for Greece and Portugal.
A new date has been added for June 2nd in New York. This is an intimate show at The Knitting Factory
(26th) - The first warm up show took place tonight and what a show! Do NOT miss a PJ Harvey show this year! The setlist is on the Tour News page (don't look if you don't want the suprise ruined).
Please send in the setlists for the forthcoming shows and I will post them on the site.
Note: Polly and Rob thought this the best warm up show they have performed ever.
28th - a performance on Later... with Jools Holland BBC UK - BBC2
Tracks played live on the show: 'The Letter', 'Shame' and 'Who The Fuck?'
25th - A playback of 'Uh Huh Her', interview and track by track commentary from Polly on Radio - X-Posure, Xfm 104.9 21.00hrs
'The Letter' entered the UK singles chart at no.28
22nd - PJ Harvey interview and acoustic track on Johnathan Ross show, Radio 2 UK 10.30am-11am
Fantastic interview and an acoustic performance of 'The Letter'.
20th - PJ Harvey to perform tracks on the John Peel show, Radio 1 UK 10pm - 12am
Tracks played live on the show: 'The Letter', 'Uh Huh Her', 'Cat On The Wall', 'Evol' and 'Shame'.
Mark Lanegan's album 'Bubblegum' is due for release in August - featuring Polly on vocals.
'The Letter' has been released and hopefully may well dent the British charts!
Another London date added for July 15th - Brixton Academy, London
The Lollapalooza dates should be announced soon...
Read the article from a local newspaper regarding the PJ Harvey rehearsals!
Warm up shows announced - May 26th and May 27th at The Zodiac Club in Oxford - NOW SOLD OUT
As many magazines will now be published, around the world, featuring Polly on the cover, please feel free to send in scans for everyone to enjoy and I will pop the cover pictures in the gallery.
Another date added, this time a Russian concert, PJ Harvey's first!
Another Italian date added. See Tour News page.
You can view the new video (directed by long time PJ Harvey collaborator Maria Mochnacz) at the official site: www.pjharvey.net
See below for all information regarding the new album 'Uh Huh Her' and the preceeding single 'The Letter'
TOUR - 2 x London dates and a Switzerland date added to the tour page.
The new album sleeve has now been issued, and lovely it is too! The new album details are under 'March' news below.
Another date added in Australia on July 24th 2004. The 'Splendour In The Grass' festival takes place at Byron Bay's Belongil Fields. More details here
PJ Harvey to join 'Lollapalooza' in August 2004 in the U.S. Other acts include Morrissey and Sonic Youth.
Another date has been added - Italy June 19th - See Tour section for more details.
'The Letter' single release May 17th on Island Records. Thanks to Cindy & Gabriel for swift info!
4th - Polly performed with Vincent Gallo at the Royal Festival Hall on April 4th. The pair sang a fantastic rendition of 'Moon River' with John Frusciante guesting on guitar. To download an MP3 of the file please click here.
Natasha Lea Jones, formerly from Pooka (a band Rob Ellis worked with extensively), has a new solo CD out now. Many PJ Harvey fans will enjoy Natasha's music. Click here for more information.
P J Harvey collaborator and producer Rob Ellis has a new albumentitled'Music for the home vol II' following on from the highly acclaimed 'Music for the home' from 2001. The album is released on April 5th by The Leaf Label. Cat no BAY29CD. Polly does not feature on this release, though i know many of you are very interested in Rob's solo work.
The website www.robellis.net has also been updated and we shall endeavor to keep this updated more regularly as Rob has a full agenda coming up... Free MP3s are also available at the site.
Remember to check out the exclusive PJ Harvey photographs from the 'Stories...' tour rehearsals in the Gallery section on Rob's site
By the way - 'Uh Huh Her' is pronounced as if you were singing H-H-Her.
This weeks NME (UK music magazine) has a feature on Kurt Cobain and also includes a Free CD entitled 'Kurt's Choice' featuring PJ Harvey's 'Dress'. The tracks on the CD are considered to form Kurt's perfect CD compilation!
NEW ALBUM - 'Uh Huh Her' released May 31st 2004. Preceeded by a single 'The Letter' on May 17th 2004. Recorded with both Head and Rob Ellis, the album has a stripped down feel, again Polly producing an album that sounds different to any previous albums. Rob plays drums and percussion and Polly plays everything else!
The Life and Death Of Mr Badmouth
Who The Fuck?
The Pocket Knife
The Slow Drug
No Child Of Mine
Cat on the Wall
You Come Through
The Desperate Kingdom of Love
The Darker Days of Me & Him
March 18th & 20th - Sarah Miles film, featuring Polly performing 'When Will I See You Again' in a kimono, will be given a rare screen this weekend in London. THe event is free and places must be booked by March 17th, so follow the link and book your place for this rare chance to see this film. Click here
May looks like a likely month for the new album to be released, though please do not quote me on that!
Tracks from the new album have been appearing on file sharing protocol sites. These tracks consist of 30 second clips on a loop. I advise you not to download these tracks as they do not reflect the new PJ Harvey album in its entirety and I am of the opinion that the record company have released these tracks to these sites to stem the flow of potential bootlegging of the new album.
As things will begin to hot up now, please come back to the site for regular updates.
PJ Harvey's new album has been recorded and promotion should kick off around April/May time. That's all I can say for now... There will be a tour to promote the album but no tour dates have been finalised so please do not mail and ask...
Rob Ellis has a new album released in April and his website will be updated to reflect this. Polly does not appear on the album.
Mark Lanegan's new album should be released in February and features Polly singing on two tracks.
Don't forget to check out the book 'On The Other Side Of the Lens' featuring twophotographs taken by Polly for this project. ISBN 1904688063
Website: www.otherside-lens.com. All profits are donated to the Red Cross.
Well here's to a New Year and lets hope it's a year full of PJ Harvey activity. Mark Lanegan's next solo album, due out this year features Polly guesting on vocals and of course we are expecting a brand new album from Polly possible around early summer. Until then, it looks all quiet on the western front...