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PJ Harvey

About

Polly Jean Harvey (born 9 October 1969) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. 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 saxophonist. The band's frontman, John Parish, became her long-term collaborator. In 1991, she formed an eponymous trio called PJ Harvey and subsequently began her career as PJ Harvey. The trio released two studio albums called 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 Parish, former bandmate Rob Ellis, Mick Harvey, and Eric Drew Feldman, and has also worked extensively with record producer Flood.

Among the accolades Harvey has received are both the 2001 and 2011 Mercury Prize for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000) and Let England Shake (2011), respectively, making her the only artist to have been awarded the prize twice. She has also garnered eight Brit Award nominations, seven Grammy Award nominations and two further Mercury Prize nominations. Rolling Stone awarded her three accolades: 1992's Best New Artist and Best Singer Songwriter, and 1995's Artist of the Year. Rolling Stone also listed Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love, and Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea on its list of their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 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.

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July 1, 2022

Sharon Horgan on working with PJ Harvey for new ‘Bad Sisters’ theme

Horgan tells us about Harvey's new Leonard Cohen cover and how other 'orphan' songs feature in the series The post Sharon Horgan on working with PJ Harvey for new ‘Bad Sisters’ theme appeared first on NME.

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June 29, 2022

PJ Harvey shares update on new album to be released 2023: “I’m very pleased with it”

“It took a long time to write to get right, but at last I feel very happy with it” The post PJ Harvey shares update on new album to be released 2023: “I’m very pleased with it” appeared first on NME.

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June 28, 2022

‘It Doesn’t Feel Dark to Me’: PJ Harvey on Her Surreal New Novel, Growing Older, and the Beauty of Ugliness

The artist also discusses her love of Elvis, the irresistible allure of darkness, and her plans for a new album

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March 28, 2022

Jarvis Cocker, Warren Ellis and PJ Harvey to appear at Southbank Literature Season

The summer event will host a diverse range of musicians and authors, renowned thinkers and contemporary poets The post Jarvis Cocker, Warren Ellis and PJ Harvey to appear at Southbank Literature Season appeared first on NME.

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March 20, 2022

Watch Dave Gahan & Soulsavers cover PJ Harvey on ‘Fallon’

The Depeche Mode frontman and his band put their own spin on 'The Desperate Kingdom Of Love' The post Watch Dave Gahan & Soulsavers cover PJ Harvey on ‘Fallon’ appeared first on NME.

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February 28, 2022

I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me

On its debut album, the UK duo spins deadpan tales about the mundanities of existence over a desolate, desert backdrop recalling PJ Harvey and Nick Cave.

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February 4, 2022

PJ Harvey appears to be back in the studio working on new music

The iconic singer-songwriter looks to be teasing her return The post PJ Harvey appears to be back in the studio working on new music appeared first on NME.

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January 15, 2022

PJ Harvey announces ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ reissue with ‘The Wheel’ demo

It's the last entry in the artist's recent career-spanning reissue series The post PJ Harvey announces ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ reissue with ‘The Wheel’ demo appeared first on NME.

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January 14, 2022

PJ Harvey Announces The Hope Six Demolition Project Reissue, Shares “The Wheel” Demo: Listen

The new edition of her 2016 album arrives with a collection of demos in March

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January 10, 2022

PJ Harvey shares ‘The Words That Maketh Murder’ demo from ‘Let England Shake’ reissue

'Let England Shake' is being reissued on vinyl at the end of the month The post PJ Harvey shares ‘The Words That Maketh Murder’ demo from ‘Let England Shake’ reissue appeared first on NME.

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December 8, 2021

Watch Dave Gahan showcase new solo material with Soulsavers and perform Depeche Mode classics

The show featured covers of songs by the likes of Cat Power, PJ Harvey and Gwen McCrae The post Watch Dave Gahan showcase new solo material with Soulsavers and perform Depeche Mode classics appeared first on NME.

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December 2, 2021

PJ Harvey’s ‘Let England Shake’ is getting a vinyl reissue

It's the latest release in the singer-songwriter's vinyl reissue campaign The post PJ Harvey’s ‘Let England Shake’ is getting a vinyl reissue appeared first on NME.

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December 2, 2021

Hear How a Fifties Novelty Hit Influenced One of PJ Harvey’s Best Songs

"Let England Shake" demo will feature on upcoming Let England Shake – Demos release

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December 2, 2021

PJ Harvey Announces Let England Shake Vinyl Reissue, Shares Demo: Listen

The reissue and Let England Shake - Demos are out in January

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November 13, 2021

PJ Harvey announces “beautiful and profound” narrative poem, ‘Orlam’

Described as "a remarkable coming-of-age tale", the book is set for release next spring The post PJ Harvey announces “beautiful and profound” narrative poem, ‘Orlam’ appeared first on NME.

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November 12, 2021

PJ Harvey to Publish Book-Length Poem Orlam

Six years in the making, the Don Paterson–edited narrative poem is set in a magical realist version of Harvey’s native West Country

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October 4, 2021

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan Announces New Covers Album Imposter

Gahan’s third full-length with Soulsavers features covers of PJ Harvey, Neil Young, Cat Power, and more

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June 3, 2021

PJ Harvey & John Parish Announce A Woman a Man Walked By Vinyl Reissue

Parish oversaw the remastering of the 2009 record

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April 1, 2021

PJ Harvey’s ‘The Peel Sessions 1991-2004’ is getting a vinyl reissue

'It is with much love that I chose these songs, in his memory" The post PJ Harvey’s ‘The Peel Sessions 1991-2004’ is getting a vinyl reissue appeared first on NME.

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February 9, 2021

London Band Dry Cleaning Announce Debut Album

Art-rock band recorded New Long Leg with PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish producing

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February 3, 2021

Watch Bully perform lockdown cover of PJ Harvey’s ‘Dry’

The singer-songwriter said there was a point in time when Harvey's song was the only thing that made her feel good The post Watch Bully perform lockdown cover of PJ Harvey’s ‘Dry’ appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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Discs

The Hope Six Demolition Project - Demos

March 11, 2022

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Let England Shake - Demos

January 28, 2022

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White Chalk - Demos

June 25, 2021

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Uh Huh Her - Demos

April 30, 2021

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Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - Demos

February 26, 2021

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Is This Desire? - Demos

January 29, 2021

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To Bring You My Love - Demos

September 11, 2020

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Dry – Demos

July 24, 2020

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Red Right Hand (From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack)

October 23, 2019

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All About Eve (Original Music – Bonus Tracks)

October 18, 2019

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The Crowded Cell

May 24, 2019

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All About Eve (Original Music)

April 12, 2019

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An Acre of Land

February 9, 2018

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The Camp

June 9, 2017

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A Dog Called Money / I'll Be Waiting

April 28, 2017

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Guilty

July 13, 2016

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The Hope Six Demolition Project

April 15, 2016

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Let England Shake

February 15, 2011

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Black Hearted Love

January 1, 2009

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A Woman A Man Walked By

January 1, 2009

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The Devil

January 1, 2008

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When Under Ether

January 1, 2007

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The Piano

January 1, 2007

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White Chalk

January 1, 2007

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The Peel Sessions 1991 - 2004

January 1, 2006

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You Come Through

January 1, 2004

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The Letter (plus B-Sides)

January 1, 2004

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Uh Huh Her

January 1, 2004

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Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea

January 1, 2000

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Is This Desire?

January 1, 1998

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Dance Hall At Louse Point

January 1, 1996

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To Bring You My Love

January 1, 1995

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Rid Of Me

January 1, 1993

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4-Track Demos

January 1, 1993

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Dry

March 30, 1992

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