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2nd October 2000
Exclusive News - P J Harvey Confirms 'The Big Day Out' Festival
P J Harvey has just confirmed that she will be joining the line-up for the 2001 Big Day Out Festival in Australia. This will be Harvey's first ever trip to Australia & New Zealand and will mark the start of her world tour in support of the forthcoming album. The festival kicks off in Auckland on January 19th and runs through until February 4th. The full list of dates is as follows:

19th January 2001 Auckland Ericsson Stadium
21st January 2001 Gold Coast Southport Parklands
26th January 2001 Sydney Sydney Showgrounds
28th January 2001 Melbourne RAS Showgrounds
2nd February 2001 Adelaide RA & HS Showgrounds
4th February 2001 Perth Bassendean Oval

 

4th September 2000
New Album Cover Preview - Exclusive To P J Harvey On-Line:
P J Harvey On-Line brings you another exclusive by being the first to receive a copy the album cover artwork for 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea'. The cover shot was taken by Maria Mochancz during a recent photo shoot in New York.
Click on thumb nail to see larger image.

8th August 2000
P J Harvey - Signed Photo Give-Away - Exclusive To PJ Harvey On-Line

We have 5 new photos, signed personally by P J Harvey, up for grabs. All you have to do is e-mail your name & e-mail address to competition@pjharvey.net and five names will be randomly selected.
Please include Photo Give-Away in the message header. We will notify you by e-mail if your name has been chosen and contact you for your mailing address. Last day for qualifying mail is Sunday August 27th.

8th August 2000
Laika vocalist/guitarist, Margaret Fiedler, signed up as guitarist for P J Harvey's touring band.
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1st August 2000
PJ Harvey: New Album

PJ Harvey's sixth album, entitled 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea' will be released by Universal-Island Records on October 23rd.

The album features 12 new tracks, all written by PJ Harvey. The title reflects the dual inspirations for the album, which was written throughout last year in New York and Dorset, with the contrasting metropolitan and rural settings influencing her material. Guest vocalist Thom Yorke duets on 'This Mess We're In', a track Harvey wrote specifically with him in mind. He provides backing vocals on two further tracks.

All 12 tracks on 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea' are performed and produced by PJ Harvey, Rob Ellis and Mick Harvey. It was recorded by Head at Great Linford Manor* and mixed by Victor Van Vugt at The Fallout Shelter **

The full tracklisting is:
Big Exit / Good Fortune / A Place Called Home / One Line / Beautiful Feeling / The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore / This Mess We're In / You Said Something / Kamikaze / This Is Love / Horses In My Dreams / We Float

19 July 2000
Exclusive News - New Images From 'The Book Of Life' in 'Sound & Vision'.

12 July 2000
Exclusive News - Title Decided On For New Album:

News just in ... the forthcoming album by P J Harvey is to be called 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea'. The album is rumored to feature 12 new tracks, all produced by Polly Harvey, Rob Ellis & Mick Harvey- we hope to have song titles soon.

11 July 2000
Plans For P J Harvey To Contribute To Next Sparklehorse Album:
P J Harvey is hoping to hook-up with Sparklehorse in Barcelona during the summer to lend some vocals & instrumentation to their next album. The idea apparently came about when both Sparklehorse & P J Harvey recently read an unfounded rumor in the music press that she was featured on a track for their next album, this led to herself and band member, Mark Linkous, actually talking about the idea and deciding to go-ahead! No release date has yet been set for the album....

21 June 2000
P J Harvey is set to produce the debut album of New York singer/songwriter Tiffany Anders. Daughter of film director, Alison Anders, Polly met Tiffany whilst living in New York and was taken in by her music. The project is set to commence in July in a New York studio, no release date has yet been set. This is Polly's first real foray into album production, outside of her own material. More news to follow.....

02 June 2000
P J Harvey - Exclusive Studio Shots:
pjharvey.net brings you exclusive studio shots of P J Harvey, taken by Maria Mochnacz, during the recent recording session at Great Linford Manor. We hear that recording of the new album has been going extremely well and is coming close to completion. We've also heard that there may just be some truth to the recent rumor that Thom Yorke joined
P J Harvey in the studio to work on a track with her!
Stay turned for more info.

PJ Harvey in Studio

PJ Harvey in Studio

22nd May 2000
Exclusive images of P J Harvey will form part of a forthcoming exhibition by critically acclaimed photographer Rankin. The exhibition, which is titled 'CELEBRITATION' , opens at the Proud Gallery in London on May 25th, running through until June 2nd. The images will also be published in a book of the same name which is due for release later in the year. The exhibition hopes to capture the essence of various celebrities when they are relaxed, as opposed to posing, in front of the camera, showing themselves as they really are. Other featured artists include Thom Yorke, Tricky, REM, Damien Hirst, Beck and Blur amongst others.

 

14th July 2000
Album News On music365 14/7/00

18th May 2000
RAINN ON-LINE CHARITY AUCTION TO INCLUDE A SIGNED PAIR OF P J HARVEY'S DOC MARTEN BOOTS RAINN,
America's only national hotline for victims of sexual assault, will be holding a massive on-line auction in June, featuring memorabilia donated by musicians and bands internationally. The auction will be held on Yahoo! from June 12th - 25th at http://www.auctions.yahoo.com/user/rainn_charity_auctions (this site will not be active until June 12th) and 100% of the proceeds from the auction will benefit RAINN.

23rd March 2000
Word has it that the new ABC prime-time drama "Wonderland" will feature music by P J Harvey from the Is This Desire? album. This apparently came about as P J Harvey's co-star in Hal Hartley's Book Of Life, Martin Donovan, is one of the leading characters in "Wonderland". Donovan plays a psychiatrist specializing in the criminal mind, who's character is also a P J Harvey fan!. The show is due to air every Thursday, starting this month on ABC.

22nd February 2000
" P J Harvey is due to go into the studio in March to start work on a new album. Harvey is heading into the studio with long-time collaborators, Mick Harvey (The Bad Seeds) & Rob Ellis (from the original P J Harvey line-up) to begin work on her follow-up album to 1998's critically acclaimed album 'Is This Desire?'. More news to follow...."

7th January 2000 - PJ selects her Top 10 Albums of 1999.

ARTIST ALBUM TITLE
Bonnie Prince Billy I See A Darkness
Yat-Kha Dalai Beldiri
Tricky with DJ Muggs & Grease Juxtapose
The Rachelís Selenography
Various Book Of Life Soundtrack
The Creatures Anima Animus
Guided By Voices Do The Collapse
The Black Heart Procession Eponymous
Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue
The Kamkars Kani Sepi

 

28th December 1999 - PJ Harvey will be appearing in Hal Harley's 'Book of Life' this coming New Year's Eve on BBC 2 at 12:55am. The 1998 movie is PJ's first full length feature film and also stars Martin Donovan.

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8th November 1999 - 'P J Harvey to perform on CH 4's 'Music Of The Millennium'

P J Harvey is set to perform a Bob Dylan song on the Music Of The Millennium special. This three hour special is the climax of the world's biggest survey of music opinion ever taken. The show will feature live performances, celebrity panel discussions and will announce the results of the poll, as voted for by over one million people.

The show transmits on British CH4 on November 13th between 9pm & 12am.

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P J Harvey Track Featured On The 'Brokedown Palace' Movie Soundtrack

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The Latest reviews :
Echo & The Bunnymen / Polly Jean Harvey & John Parish
NME April '99
Melody Maker 17-4-99

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PJH.ORG news editor Jennifer Wallenfels has written an article, "No Girl So Sweet: PJ Harvey can't be categorized by gender" for the current issue of HOOK. HOOK is a web zine intended to promote the art and talent of the masses, while simultaneously providing an interesting and worthwhile read. Check it out at http://www.hookzine.com/

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"Spin Magazine recognises P J Harvey as one of the decade's most important artists and names 'To Bring You My Love' as the 3rd most important album of the 90's"

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P J Harvey Track Featured On The 'Brokedown Palace' Movie Soundtrack.

PJ Harvey's 'The Wind' appears on the soundtrack and accompanying album to the movie 'Brokedown Palace' . The movie, which features Clare Danes & Kate Beckinsale, is a harrowing and cautionary tale that depicts the dangers that confronts two young Americans whilst on holiday in southeast Asia, where they are duped into smuggling heroin and sentenced to 33 years in one of Bangkok's most hideous prisons, the 'Brokedown Palace'. Other artists on the soundtrack album include Audioweb, Solar Twins, Tricky, David Newman, Leonard's Bride, Moist, Asian Dub Foundation & Delerium. The album is due for release in the U.S. on August 13th and everywhere else on August 10th

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PJ Harvey announces second Irish date

Due to public demand a second PJ Harvey date has been announced for Dublin's Olympia Theatre, Friday 18th December. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday from all usual outlets.

The European leg of the tour starts in Milan on November 23rd and culminates with the final shows in Dublin 17th and 18th December.

Harvey, who has just completed a 'sold-out' American tour, will be backed by multi- intrumentalist and Captain Beefheart and Pixies band member Eric Drew Feldman, Dance Hall at Louse Point collaborator John Parish (guitar), long standing band mate, drummer Rob Ellis and bass player Jeremy Hogg who also featured on Dance Hall at Louse Point.

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'Is This Desire?', the fifth PJ Harvey album featuring the single 'A Perfect Day Elise' was released by Island Records in September.

All the lastest news, reviews & previews are featured below, as well as the huge collection of old ones. Over the coming weeks we will be adding some new interviews with PJ and also the latest news and dates of the new album and up coming tour.

PJ Harvey to perform 'A Perfect Day Elise' live on Top Of The Pops this Friday September 25th on BBC 1 at 7.30pm (gmt)

P J Harvey has confirmed a guest performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on October 14th.

'Is This Desire' chart posistions through out the world week ending 9th October 1998.

PJ HARVEY:

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS OCTOBER 20th IN SEATTLE

P J Harvey will begin three weeks of North American concert dates on October 20 at Seattles Show Box. These shows are the first P J Harvey performances here since 1995. P J Harveys fifth album Is This Desire? will be released by Island Records September 29.
P J Harvey finished a month-long tour of European festivals August 31.
In reviewing one show, Melody Maker wrote that P J Harvey provides the days ragingly loudest and chillingly quietest noises via new songs that rock their hard-as-nails blues in fiendish 7/4 time. On this tour, Harvey will play guitar, and will be backed by Eric Drew Feldman (multi-instrumentalist and former Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu and Pixies band member), John Parish (guitarist and collaborator with Harvey on the 1996 album Dance Hall at Louse Point), Rob Ellis (drummer and long-standing Harvey cohort), and Jeremy Hogg (slide-guitarist who was in Harveys touring ensemble for the Dance Hall at Louse Point dates).

PJ HARVEY TOUR : OCTOBER 20th - NOVEMBER 8th.

October

20th Seattle, WA Show Box
22nd San Francisco, CA Warfield
24th Los Angeles,CA Wiltern
27th Minneapolis, MN First Ave.
28th Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
30th Toronto, ONT The Warehouse

November

1st Philadelphia, PA TLA
2nd Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom
4th New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
6th Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
8th Atlanta, GA Roxy

 

INTERVIEWS

Spin On-Line Interview - 16th June 2000
The Sunday Observer - 17th February 1999
The Times - January 1999
Dazed & Confused- August 1998

 

 

TOURING NEWS

CDNOW Allstar News - 5th August 2000'
Laika vocalist/guitarist, Margaret Fiedler, signed up as guitarist for P J Harvey's touring band.
NME.com
PJ Harvey - Bridport Arts Centre Review - 28th September, 2000

 

 

REVIEWS & PREVIEWS

'Jam Music' Album News - August 3rd, 2000
music3w.com News 20/6/00
NME On-Line Interview 20/6/00
music365.com News 20/6/00

Spin - September 1999
Spin - September 1999
Spin - September 1999
Leo (The) - 3rd March 1999

Juice Music - December/January 1999
Bomb Magazine - April - June 1999
Rolling Stone - 13th May 1999
Spin - February 1999

Spin - February 1999
Cosmo - January 1999
Billboard On-line - 21st January 1999
The Fax - 20th January 1999
The Indianapolis Star - 15th January 1999
Music Week - 9th January 1999
The Times - Jan 9-15th 1999
San Francisco Day Bay Times - 7th January 1999
Oklahoma Gazette - 30th December 1998
Bergen County Record - 29th December 1998
Oakland Tribune - 28th December 1998
Portland, ME - 27th December 1998
Westword - 3rd December 1998
All Star - 29th December 1998
Rolling Stone On-Line - 28th December 1998
New York Observer 21st December 1998
NME - 19th December 1998
CMJ New Music - November 1998
Request - November 1998
Interview - November 1998

The Record - 23rd October 1998
Minneapolis City Pages - 21st October 1998
People Magazine - 19th October 1998
Entertainment Weekly 2nd October 1998
Allstar Review - 1st October 1998
The Star Ledger - 29th September 1998
Chicago Sunday Times - 29th September 1998
CMJ  News Report - 28th September 1998
Orange County Register - 25th September 1998
Independent - 26th September 1998
The Sunday Telegraph - 27th September 1998
San Francisco Chronicle - 27th September 1998
E! On-line - 29th September 1998
Village Voice October 1998
The Times Sept 98
Entertainment Tonight On-Line 29-9-98
Spin on-line Oct. 98
New York Times 13-9-98
CMJ News Report 28-9-98
Financial Times 25-9-98
Boston Phoenix 11-9-98
Allstar Reviews 1-10-98
People Magazine - 10-19-98
Time Out 30-9-98
INTERVIEW November 98
Chicago Sunday Times 29-9-98
REQUEST- NOV.98
CMJ - NEWS REPORT 28-9-98
New York Times 13-9-98
CMJ News Report 28-9-98
Financial Times 25-9-98
Boston Phoenix 11-9-98
Spin Magazine - October 1998
Time Out NY 24-9-98
Boston Herald 25-9-98
The Guardian 25-9-98
Stereo Review Nov. 98
Entertainment Weekly 2-10-98
Marie Claire - October 1998
Cosmopolitan - October 1998
D Record - October 1998
Music News - October 1998
Rolling Stone - October 1998
Mojo - October 1998
The Face - October  1998
The Face - October  1998

'A Perfect Day Elise' - Review - 19th September 1998
'Is This Desire?' - Review - 21st September 1998
Select - October 1998
Newsweek - 7th September 1998
Music Week - 5th September 1998
Music Week - 5th September 1998
Time Out- 2nd September 1998
Financial Times - 2nd September 1998
Tower Pulse - September 1998
The Face - September 1998
Sunday Times Culture - 30th August 1998
The Observer - 30th August 1998
Stereotype - August 1998
Melody Maker - 29th August, 1998
NME -  29th August, 1998
The Times 27th August, 1998
The Scotsman - 27th August, 1998
The Independent - 26th August, 1998
The Flux Festival - 24th August, 1998
Melody Maker - 22th August, 1998
Hot Press 20th August 1998
Time Out - 19th August 1998
Western Gazette - 13th August 1998
New Music Report - 3rd August 1998


Alternative Press, July, 1993
Alternative Press, June 1995
Details, June 1993
Dance Hall at Louse Point interview
French Interview
Guitar Player interview by Joe Gore
Interview Magazine, June 1995
LA Times: 10/31/93
Loladamusica (with Bjork Gudmundsdottir)
Mark Bruce, choreographer
Modern Rock Live, February 21st, 1995
MTV 120 Minutes, 6/12/95
Observer Life Magazine, Oct 8th, 1995
Option Magazine
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 31st, 1995
Puncture #25, 10/92
Q Mag., May 1994
Request Magazine, June 1995
Rolling Stone, January 1996
San Francisco Examiner, May 18th, 1995
Spin Magazine, Nov. 1992
Spin Magazine, January 1996
Spin Magazine
Phone Interview, by jsak, May 1995.

REVIEWS

PJH.ORG Exclusive Review: Dance Hall At Louse Point
AOL RockLine, Concert Review
AOL RockLine, TBYML Review
The Academy, New York, 6/7/95
Addicted To Noise, review of Hotel Utah show
Addicted to Noise: 10/5/95
Addicted to Noise: Dance Hall at Louse Point Preview
Addicted to Noise: Dance Hall at Louse Point
Audio 12/96
Beacon Journal, June 6th, 1995
Boston Phoenix Dance Hall at Louse Point Review
Caught: Dance Hall at Louse Point
Caught: Concert Review
The Daily Cavalier
College Music Journal, 1995
Consumable, On-Line Mag
Dayton Daily News, May 5th, 1995
Detroit Free Press, May 26th, 1995 (some interview material included)
Electronic Telegraph
Entertainment Weekly
Fachblatt
To Bring You My Love
Huh!
Imprint
Independent Music Reviews, March 1995
Independent Music Reviews, live concert review
Interview magazine: Dance Hall at Louse Point
Knoxville News-Sentinel
Jam
LA Times: Dance Hall at Louse Point
LA Times: concert review
LA Times: To Bring You My Love
Sarah Loff: Dance Hall at Louse Point
Melody Maker
Mr. Showbiz
Ms. Central
MTVOnline: Dance Hall at Louse Point
MTVOnline: To Bring You My Love
MTVOnline: The Academy, New York, 6/7/95
The Nation: Dry
The Nation: Rid of Me
The Nation: To Bring You My Love
NME, Sept 1995
NME: Dance Hall at Louse Point Concert Review
NME: Dance Hall at Louse Point Preview
NME: Dance Hall at Louse Point Review
New York Times
New York Times: Dance Hall at Louse Point
The Oregonian: Concert Preview
The Oregonian: Concert Review
People
People: Rid of Me
People: Dance Hall at Louse Point
Phoenix News-Times
Puncture #37
Q: Dry
Rolling Stone, May 4th, 1995
Rolling Stone
San Francisco Chronicle, May 22nd, 1995
San Francisco's Datebook, March 12th, 1995
San Francisco Examiner, May 22nd, 1995
Kate Seward, To Bring You My Love
Requestmedia
Rolling Stone: Dance Hall at Louse Point
Seattle Times, May 19th, 1995
Sheffield Concert Review
Short Review
Spin Album Reviews
Spin: Dance Hall at Louse Point
Spin: Concert Reviews
Spin: 4 Track Demos Reviews
Sonicnet
Stereo Review, Rid of Me
Street, 10/03/96
Stretch: That Was My Veil
TapOnline.com
To Bring You My Love
Tonic: To Bring You My Love
USA Today, Feb 15 1996
Willamette Week: Concert Review
Willamette Week: Concert Preview
wire feed: Dance Hall at Louse Point
XTRA

OTHER

Addicted to Noise 2/5/95
Addicted to Noise 3/14/95
"All She Needs Is Love" from In Pittsburgh
Allstar
alt.culture.com: PJ Harvey
Info File from Automatic Dlamini
Billboard Magazine
Guitar Player: technical stuff about Polly's guitars
Guitar World: Tune-Ups
LA Times, 12/27/92
MTVOnline: PJ Harvey
People: Opera Lessons
PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey: Solo Project
PJ Harvey: Accessible
PJ Harvey: Demanding
Polly Unsaturated
Record Collector, April 1995
Rid of Me press release
The Rocket, May 1995
SFC's Sunday Datebook on Joe Gore
Soto Voce #4
Spin 1997
Tricky Quoted
Review of happy and bleeding
USA Today: Winning the Critics Over
USA Today: Village Voice Poll