by Andrew Sacher

PJ Harvey

We knew that PJ Harvey would be releasing an album this spring that she recorded in public at a London art installation, and now details are finally here. It's called The Hope Six Demolition Project and it's due out April 15 via Island/Vagrant. PJ just released the Seamus Murphy-directed album trailer, which includes music from the tracks "The Community of Hope" and "The Wheel." "The Wheel" is also premiering on Steve Lamacq's BBC Radio 6 show today, but it doesn't appear to be playable yet. Going by this clip, it seems up a similar alley to 2011's Let England Shake, from its upbeat guitar strums down to those distinct backing vocals. It's just a sample, but it's sounding pretty promising. Check out that video, and the tracklist below.

UPATE: The full version of "The Wheel" is now streamable at the BBC. Listen at the 51-minute mark.

PJ Harvey also has upcoming European festival dates, including the just-announced Primavera Sound. She'll be playing with a nine-piece band.


01. The Community of Hope
02. The Ministry of Defence
03. A Line in the Sand
04. Chain of Keys
05. River Anacostia
06. Near the Memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
07. The Orange Monkey
08. Medicinals
09. The Ministry of Social Affairs
10. The Wheel
11. Dollar, Dollar


PJ Harvey -- 2016 Tour Dates
06/04/16 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
06/04-05/16 - Paris, France - We Love Green Festival
06/12/16 - London, UK - Field Day
06/17-18/16 - Helsinki, Finland - Sideways Festival
06/20/16 - Berlin, Germany - Zitadelle Spandau
06/22/16 - Zagreb, Croatia - INMusic
06/24-26/16 - Beuningen, The Netherlands - Down The Rabbit Hole
06/29/16 - Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Festival
06/29-07/02/16 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07/02/16 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07/03/16 - Herouville St Clair, France - Beauregard Festival
07/07/16 - Trenčín, Slovakia - Pohoda Festival
08/11/16 - Oslo, Norway - OYA
08/11-13/16 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West

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