PJ Harvey to release new album in February

PJ Harvey’s eighth studio album, which is titled Let England Shake, is slated for release in February 2011

By John Curley 

PJ Harvey’s Web site posted some information yesterday about her next album, which will be released in February: 

We are very pleased to confirm that PJ Harvey’s eighth studio album Let England Shake is set to be released on the 14.02.2011 through Island Records.  

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. Let England Shake was also mixed by Flood. 

The 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. 

Regarding the new album, Harvey told the NME

“We played most of the music live. I didn’t set down any rules. For some reason, we were all in a very good place, with a lot of energy, intensity, and vitality in us at that time. It was a really enjoyable experience, and I think the record’s ended up full of energy and quite an uplifting experience because of it.” 

For additional information on Harvey’s new album, see the article from Uncut magazine’s Web site

Two songs that will likely be on the album have been up on YouTube for quite a while. They are the title track and a truly fantastic song called “The Last Living Rose.” 

To watch an amateur video of “The Last Living Rose,” which was recorded live last year at Bestival in Harvey’s hometown of Dorset, England, click below: 

To watch Harvey perform the title track to Let England Shake this past April on BBC-TV’s The Andrew Marr Show, click below: 

To watch Harvey’s interview with Andrew Marr from that same program, click below: 

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