PJ Harvey

PJ HarveyThis spring sees the release of PJ Harvey’s ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, on April 15th.

The Hope Six Demolition Project draws from several journeys undertaken by Harvey and filmmaker/photographer Seamus Murphy, who spent time in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. over a four-year period.

With the subsequent album being recorded in residency at London’s Somerset House, where the public were able to observe Harvey, her band and producers Flood and John Parish at work. In a purpose-built recording studio as part of the Recording in Progress exhibition, the first track The Wheel was premiered earlier today on Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 6 Music show.

The Hope Six Demolition Project will be released on Island Records on April 15th, and PJ Harvey will play select festival dates across Europe this summer with her new 9-piece band:

June 4 Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
June 4-5 We Love Green Festival, Paris, France
June 12 Field Day, London, United Kingdom
June 17-18 Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland
June 20 Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany
June 22 INMusic, Zagreb, Croatia
June 24-26 Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen, The Netherlands
June 29 Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Poland
June 29-July 2 Roskilde Festival, Denmark
July 2 Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
July 3 Beauregard Festival, Herouville St Clair, France
July 7 Pohoda Festival, Trenčín, Slovakia
August 11 OYA, Oslo, Norway
August 11-13 Way Out West, Gothenburg, Sweden

Watch this new album trailer by Seamus Murphy featuring tracks The Community of Hope and The Wheel here:

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PJ Harvey can be found online here pjharvey.net. She is also on Facebook and tweets as @PJHarveyUK.

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