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Jan 13, 2012

PJ Harvey's Let England Shake Nominated for Best British Album at BRIT Awards, DVD Available for Pre-Order in US

PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake [iTunes Link] has been nominated for a BRIT Award in the prestigious Best British Album Category! This nomination comes after the album was awarded the Mercury Prize for Album of the Year, in addition to a slew of album of the year honors by numerous music publications.

Let England Shake - 12 Short Stories by Seamus Murphy, a limited edition DVD which hits stores on January 31st, is now available for pre-order in the US! Using only natural light and combining live documentary style footage with still photographs, award winning Irish documentary photographer Seamus Murphy created a stunning short film for each of the tracks on the award winning Let England Shake.

Click HERE to pre-order the DVD and watch out to see if Let England Shake takes home the Best British Album at BRIT Awards 2012 on February 21st!

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Oct 24, 2011

Live Stream of PJ Harvey's Upcoming Sold Out Show at Royal Albert Hall

PJ Harvey’s second of two sold-out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Monday, October 31 will be streamed live via PJHarvey.netFacebook.com/pjharvey, and Guardian.co.uk. The concert will be streamed in real-time, in HD audio and video, by LoveLive and available worldwide. Access codes for the live stream are available to purchase HERE.

The Royal Albert Hall shows on Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31 are the first appearances at this historic London venue for two-time Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey, and her last UK shows of 2011. Harvey will be playing material from her critically acclaimed album Let England Shake [iTunes link] and past albums, with a live band comprising of Mick Harvey, John Parish and Jean-Marc Butty.

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Sep 12, 2011

PJ Harvey iTunes Session Available Today

The new iTunes Session from recent Mercury Prize 2011 winner PJ Harvey is available today! The EP features seven recently recorded live tracks along with an interview with the songwriter and musician. The iTunes Session includes four songs from her most recent album Let England Shake as well as three of her most widely acclaimed songs from past albums. Click HERE to purchase on iTunes for just $6.99.

iTunes Session track listing:
1. Let England Shake
2. The Words That Maketh Murder
3. The Last Living Rose
4. Written On The Forehead
5. Angelene 
6. C’Mon Billy
7. Down By The Water
8. Interview

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Sep 07, 2011

PJ Harvey Wins Mercury Music Prize

PJ Harvey has won the UK’s 2011 Mercury Music Prize for her eighth studio album, Let England Shake, and is now the first person to win the award twice.

This was Harvey’s fourth nomination; she was previously nominated for Rid of Me in 1993 and To Bring You My Love in 1995, and in 2001 she won the award with Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. She accepted the award from her hotel room in Washington DC on September 11, 2001.

"It's really good to be here as when I last won 10 years ago on September 11 I was in DC watching the Pentagon burn from my hotel room," she told the audience at the awards ceremony in London last night.

This latest nomination also marks 10 years since she became the first female to win the Mercury prize and Harvey now stands alongside Radiohead as the most nominated artist in the prize’s history. 

In the press room after the awards, PJ Harvey said, “I think there is a connection between what happened 10 years ago and the content of this album, in a certain way. Obviously this record that I’ve won with is largely about the wars that we’re involved in, contemporary wars, but also, I wanted in a way for it to be timeless, because we’ve always been involved in wars. But I think that the greater urgency that I felt to write an album about this now is because of the result of what has happened in the last ten years.

I feel surprised and astonished that I’ve won twice and I do feel proud, it’s amazing, I can’t quite take it in but at the same time I feel that making music and words is very important to me and I’ve always tried to make it the best it could possibly be and I hope to continue doing that. I hope to be back here again in another 10 years’ time with another record because it’s very important to me to keep making word that is of relevance, not just to myself but to other people.”

On September 12, 2011, PJ Harvey will release an exclusive iTunes Session which can be pre-ordered now on iTunes. The EP features seven recently recorded live tracks along with an interview with the songwriter and musician. The Session includes four songs from her most recent album as well as three of her most widely acclaimed songs from past albums. 

Watch PJ Harvey's performance of "The Words That Maketh Murder" at last night's award ceremony below.

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Sep 05, 2011

PJ Harvey Exclusive iTunes Session Pre-Order Starts Today

PJ Harvey's exclusive iTunes Session pre-order starts today on the iTunes Store. The EP features seven recently recorded live tracks along with an interview with the songwriter and musician, PJ Harvey. The Session includes four songs from her most recent album, Let England Shake, as well as three of her most widely acclaimed songs from past albums. 

iTunes Session track listing:
1. Let England Shake
2. The Words That Maketh Murder
3. The Last Living Rose
4. Written On The Forehead
5. Angelene 
6. C’Mon Billy
7. Down By The Water
8. Interview

Released in February, Let England Shake is the fastest selling record of Harvey’s career and features long-standing collaborators Flood, John Parish, Mick Harvey and Jean-Marc Butty. On release, Let England Shake received 10 out of 10 in the NME, who commented, “…this deathly sombre but sweetly sung anti war record might just be Polly’s most affecting and impressive work so far.”

Let England Shake is PJ Harvey’s eighth studio album and was recently nominated for the 2011 Mercury Music Prize. This is Harvey’s fourth nomination; she was previously nominated for Rid of Me in 1993 and To Bring You My Love in 1995, and in 2001 she won the award with Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. She accepted the award from her hotel room in Washington, DC on September 11, 2001.

This latest nomination also marks 10 years since Harvey became the first female to win the Mercury prize and Harvey now stands alongside Radiohead as the most nominated artist in the prize’s history. The Awards take place tomorrow, Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

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Jul 20, 2011

PJ Harvey Nominated for 4th Mercury Music Prize

PJ Harvey’s eighth studio album, Let England Shake, has been nominated for the 2011 Mercury Music Prize.

Harvey said, “I am thankful for this recognition of my work, and look forward to finally being able to attend the event in person in September.”

This is Harvey’s fourth nomination; she was previously nominated for Rid of Me in 1993 and To Bring You My Love in 1995, and in 2001 she won the award with Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. She accepted the award from her hotel room in Washington DC on September 11, 2001.

This latest nomination also marks 10 years since she became the first female to win the Mercury prize and Harvey now stands alongside Radiohead as the most nominated artist in the prize’s history.

Released in February, Let England Shake is the fastest selling record of Harvey’s career featuring long-standing collaborators Flood, John Parish, Mick Harvey and Jean-Marc Butty. On release, Let England Shake received 10 out of 10 in the NME, “this deathly sombre but sweetly sung anti war record might just be Polly’s most affecting and impressive work so far”.

Earlier this year, PJ Harvey received the Outstanding Contribution to Music at the NME Awards. She is currently on a festival tour in Europe including a sold out gig at Alexandra Palace (as part of the Portishead curated ATP) on Saturday, July 23.

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May 03, 2011

Vanity Fair Debuts the Final PJ Harvey Short Film

Vanity Fair has just premiered the Seamus Murphy directed short film for PJ Harvey's "All And Everyone" on their blog. The video is the final piece in the 12 part visual accompaniment to PJ's new album Let England Shake (iTunes link). You can watch the new video below and click HERE to read the full article on VF. The previously released films can be seen on PJ's official site HERE.

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Apr 28, 2011

PJ Harvey Performs "The Last Living Rose" for The Guardian

PJ Harvey recently stopped by The Guardian's studio to perform Let England Shake track "The Last Living Rose" for part of their How I wrote… live session series. You can watch the video of the performance HERE, and read PJ's exclusive interview with the UK publication HERE.

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Apr 21, 2011

Listen to PJ Harvey Live in Concert from SF

NPR Music's All Songs Considered have just posted a full recording of PJ Harvey's performance at the Warfield Theater last Thursday in San Francisco. Click HERE to listen to PJ "Live In Concert", featuring performances of the entire new album Let England Shake, as well as a few favorites from her previous works.

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Apr 19, 2011

New PJ Harvey Video Premieres on The Huffington Post

The next Seamus Murphey short film to accompany PJ Harvey's new album Let England Shake has just premiered on The Huffington Post. Watch the video below or click HERE to view it on HuffPo.

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Apr 12, 2011

Watch Last Night's PJ Harvey Performance on CONAN

Did you catch PJ Harvey last night on Conan? Well even if you missed it, you can now watch the performance of "The Last Living Rose" below, or over on TeamCoco. Enjoy!

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Apr 11, 2011

PJ Harvey's Video for "On Battleship Hill" Premieres on NPR

The Seamus Murphy directed short film for PJ Harvey's "On Battleship Hill" has just premiered over on NPR's All Songs Considered. You can view the new video below, and watch the previously released films from the 12 part Let England Shake accompaniment HERE.

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Apr 04, 2011

New PJ Harvey Video Premieres on Rolling Stone

The Seamus Murphy directed short film for PJ Harvey's "Hanging In The Wire" has just premiered exclusively on RollingStone.com! Click HERE to view the video and read what the British photographer had to say about creating the piece.

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Mar 28, 2011

AOL Spinner Debuts PJ Harvey's "England" Video and Interview

The Seamus Murphy directed short-film for PJ Harvey's "England" has just premiered over at AOL Spinner. You can check out the new video below, and click HERE to see all the Let England Shake videos released thus far on YouTube. There is also an exclusive interview PJ did with AOL HERE. Enjoy!

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Mar 21, 2011

PJ Harvey premieres new video on MTV, win VIP tickets to Coachella from PJ & KCRW!

As part of MTV's Indie Music Month, PJ Harvey has just premiered the new Seamus-Muphy-directed short film for "The Colour of the Earth"! Check out the new video below, which starts off with an a cappella performance of the song before jumping into the Let England Shake album track.



In other PJ news, KCRW is giving away 2 VIP passes to the sold-out Coachella festival on our behalf! Click HERE to become a KCRW member for your chance to win!

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Mar 15, 2011

Win a trip to NYC to see PJ Harvey from SiriusXMU!

Sirius XMU is giving one lucky listener the chance to experience PJ Harvey, live at her sold out New York City concert at Terminal 5! One winner will receive two nights hotel, round-trip airfare to NYC, and two tickets to watch PJ Harvey perform songs spanning her entire catalog including the latest critically acclaimed album Let England Shake. Click HERE to enter!

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Mar 07, 2011

PJ Harvey's Video for "The Glorious Land" Premieres on MSN

The new Seamus Murphy directed short film for PJ Harvey's "The Glorious Land" has just premiered on MSN Music! You can click HERE to check it out and click HERE to purchase the new album Let England Shake on iTunes.

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Feb 24, 2011

Let England Shake review

Anthony Fantano from the needle drop did a video review of PJ Harvey's new album, Let England Shake. He discussed his thoughts on PJ's vocal style, his favorite track, "England", the song subjects, and more. Check out the video below.

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Feb 17, 2011

PJ Harvey and James Vincent McMorrow sale on Amazon!

Get PJ Harvey's new album, Let England Shake for $7.99 and James Vincent McMorrow's album, Early In The Morning for just $8.99! Scroll over the album below and buy now!

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Feb 15, 2011

PJ Harvey's Critically Acclaimed New Album, LET ENGLAND SHAKE, is Available Now!

Click HERE to head to iTunes to purchase PJ Harvey's critically acclaimed new album, Let England Shake. The album has been declared "Best New Music" by Pitchfork. Click HERE to check out the brand new video for the song "Let England Shake".

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Feb 15, 2011

NPR interviews PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey was interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air earlier today to discuss her new album, Let England Shake with WHYY's Terry Gross. PJ talked about the research that went into writing the album, as well as her musical and instrumental decisions. She also mentions how her childhood and parents influences her work. In case you missed it, you can now listen to the in-depth interview below.

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Feb 14, 2011

PJ Harvey Live Webcast from Paris on Monday!

UPDATE: AND WE'RE LIVE!!! Watch PJ Harvey perform Let England Shake live from Paris



Let England Shake becomes available tomorrow! Click HERE to pre-order on iTunes.

To mark the release of Let England Shake, PJ Harvey will debut her new album live in a one-off, special show from Paris next Monday February 14th.

The show will be streamed live on Monday night at 8pm GMT (3pm EST/12pm PST) by the French music site Deezer and the cultural channel ARTE.

The webcast will also be available on the official PJ Harvey site PJHarvey.net

Let England Shake, Harvey’s eighth studio album is set for release next Tuesday and has already received exceptional reviews internationally. This week’s NME awards it a rare 10/10, calling it “arguably her most brilliant record to date.”

Harvey will play two sold out shows at The Troxy in London later this month, as well as sold-out dates in Brussels, Berlin, and Paris. April will see Harvey return to the States for her debut Coachella performance and sold out shows in New York and San Francisco.

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Feb 14, 2011

PJ Harvey Premieres Video for "Let England Shake" on Pitchfork

Pitchfork has just premiered the latest short film, once again directed by Seamus Murphy, for the title track of PJ Harvey's forthcoming album Let England Shake. You can watch the video below, and click HERE for the full article.

Let England Shake becomes available tomorrow! Click HERE to pre-order on iTunes. And don't forget that today at 8pm GMT (3pm EST/12pm PST) PJ will be performing via a live webcast from Paris at PJHarvey.net !

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Feb 07, 2011

Stream PJ Harvey's New Album In Its Entirety on NPR.com!

PJ Harvey's forthcoming album Let England Shake may not come out until next week (2/15), but thanks to NPR Music's First Listen you can now stream the album in its entirety on NPR.com! Click HERE to listen to the full album and HERE to preorder Let England Shake on iTunes.

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Feb 01, 2011

Watch PJ Harvey's Exclusive Interview with NME.com

Part 1:
Pj Harvey talks about things that inspire her, her songwriting, and recording process for her new album, 'Let England Shake'.


Part 2:
PJ Harvey discusses the influences and her studies on the subject of war, humanity, nature, and politics in her songs.

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Jan 31, 2011

PJ Harvey Confirms San Francisco & New York Appearances

PJ Harvey has confirmed two U.S. headline shows in addition to her appearance at the already sold out Coachella festival.

The headline dates—April 14 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco and April 20 at Terminal 5 in New York—fall on either side of the April 17 Coachella set.

The San Francisco show is on sale now, click HERE for tickets. New York tickets will go on sale February 4 HERE.

PJ Harvey’s eighth studio album, Let England Shake, will be released February 15 in the U.S. by Vagrant Records. The record’s release is already being heralded by some of the most enthusiastic critical notices of her distinguished career: In her native UK, Let England Shake has received 5 star reviews from Q and MOJO, while UNCUT named it Album of the Month.

While here in the U.S., pre-review reception has been equally enthusiastic, with “Written On The Forehead” inspiring THE NEW YORKER to posit that PJ Harvey may well be “still the single most uncompromising, restless presence in modern rock,” while “The Words That Maketh Murder” earned a ROLLING STONE Top Singles review and news of the new album’s impending release moved NEW YORK magazine to remark “PJ Harvey, we’ve missed you.”

Preorders for Let England Shake are live now at iTunes and Amazon.

PJ Harvey’s band for these rare U.S. headline gigs and Coachella will be John Parish, Mick Harvey and Jean-Marc Butty. For further information go to PJHarvey.net.

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Jan 18, 2011

PJ Harvey's Forthcoming Album is Now Up for Pre-order on iTunes!

PJ Harvey's new album Let England Shake is now available for pre-order on iTunes! Click HERE to pre-order now and receive an instant download of "Written on the Forehead", plus get the exclusive b-side "The Big Guns Called Me Back Again" when the record drops on February 15th!

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Jan 17, 2011

Watch PJ Harvey's New Video For 'The Words That Maketh Murder' on NPR

Watch PJ Harvey's New Video For 'The Words That Maketh Murder' on NPR Music! PJ's highly anticipated new album, Let England Shake, will be available on February 15!

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Jan 12, 2011

Pitchfork Q+A with PJ Harvey

Pitchfork has just posted their exclusive interview with PJ Harvey! Click HERE to see what PJ has to say about her influences and creative process her forthcoming album Let England Shake (2/15).

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Jan 07, 2011

New PJ Harvey "Progress Report" on Stereogum

Stereogum had the chance to check in with PJ Harvey this week and discuss the new record Let England Shake! Click HERE to give it a read.

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Jan 03, 2011

PJ Harvey Featured in Pitchfork's Guide to Upcoming Releases

Happy new year everyone! Excited to be back- PJ Harvey's forthcoming album "Let England Shake" (coming 2/15/11) just made Pitchfork's Guide to Upcoming Releases in Winter 2011!

What new records are you looking forward to in the new year?? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Dec 17, 2010

A Short Film By Seamus Murphy To Accompany ‘The Last Living Rose’ Will Premiere Monday On PJ Harvey’s Official Site

A short film, directed by the esteemed award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy, will premiere on PJ Harvey’s official web-site pjharvey.net on Monday December 20th.  Murphy has directed  a series of short films to accompany all 12 songs on Harvey’s new album  Let England Shake,  ‘The Last Living Rose’ will be the first to air.

The 12 films will feature still and moving images from a 5,000 mile road-trip Murphy undertook around England. He has worked similarly with still photography on journeys through America and Russia.

Inspired and developed from themes in Harvey’s new album, the films were made in the manner of classic photographic reportage - recording real & spontaneous situations. They make up a visual diary of Murphy’s journey, travelling light and alone, and his attempt to document England and the English.

Murphy has mixed his observations on England with images from his work in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East - places Polly refers to in her depiction of England.  The film soundtrack, the studio recording of the album Let England Shake, is mixed at times with footage and audio Murphy captured of Harvey in rehearsal and in performance. In addition some of the album lyrics were given a voice by people he encountered on his journey.

   Let England Shake is set for release on Island Records on 14.02.2011 and Vagrant Records in the US on 15.02.2011.

  For more information on Seamus Murphy go to seamusmurphy.com

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Nov 30, 2010

PJ Harvey Debut: "Written On The Forehead"

DEBUT: "Written On The Forehead" by PJ Harvey. Check out the first track from PJ Harvey's upcoming release "Let England Shake," available February 15th. Read more about PJ Harvey and the new track on Pitchfork.com.

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Nov 29, 2010

PJ Harvey's new album Let England Shake coming February 15th on Vagrant Records!


PJ Harvey's eighth studio album Let England Shake is set to be released on the February 15, 2011 on Vagrant Records in the U.S.

Let England Shake was recorded in a 19th Century church in Dorset with long time collaborator Flood who co-produced the album with PJ Harvey, John Parish and Mick Harvey. The record was also mixed by Flood.

The new album will be supported by a run of sold out live shows early next year, with dates in Brussels, Berlin, Paris, and London's Troxy on February 27th and 28th. 2011 will also see Harvey return to the festival stage, with more details to be announced. PJ Harvey will perform with a live band which includes Mick Harvey, John Parish and Jean-Marc Butty.

A new album track will be previewed at the official website www.pjharvey.net beginning Tuesday November 30. The completed tracklisting for 'Let England Shake' is as follows:

1. Let England Shake
2. The Last Living Rose
3. The Glorious Land
4. The Words That Maketh Murder
5. All And Everyone
6. On Battleship Hill
7. England
8. In The Dark Places
9. Bitter Branches
10. Hanging In The Wire
11. Written On The Forehead
12. The Colour of The Earth