PJ Harvey

The Mercury Music Prize goes to…

by Jonathan on September 12, 2001

Unfortunately, Radiohead did not win the Mercury Music Prize for their work on Amnesiac. The award went to PJ Harvey’s Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea. {thanks to amadeep}

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News for August 1, 2000

by Jonathan on August 1, 2000

This Mess We’re In

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey

Album information about PJ Harvey’s new release, entitled Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, were announced today. The album, Harvey’s sixth LP, will be released on October 23 and will feature Thom Yorke as a guest vocalist on a duet called “This Mess We’re In“. Harvey reportedly wrote the song with Thom in mind.

Thom will also be providing backing vocals on two other tracks from the album.

For more information about PJ Harvey and the new album, head on over to www.pjh.org.

Kid A cover rumors

Slowly the details are trickling in from the grapevine about the cover for the highly-anticipated Kid A. From what we’ve heard, the cover will be plain in a similar style as the recent tour posters. Also, “Radiohead” and “Kid A” are written at the top right. Also, the booklet will not be as thick as the one from OK Computer.

Stanley commented about the artwork yesterday saying that “it’s a nightmare for record companies.

Banging on Radiohead About…

You can now read the “delightful” column written by Steven Wells for the NME about Radiohead and their fans. Click here to read it.

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News for July 15, 2000

by Jonathan on July 15, 2000

This Mess We’re In

Here’s the latest on the duet with PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke from Music365.co.uk:

PJ HARVEY’s new album is to be called ‘Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea‘ and is to be released in October, Music365 can reveal.

The album is to feature 12 tracks, including a duet withRadiohead frontman Thom Yorke called ‘This Mess We’re In‘. No other track titles have been announced as yet.

In a statement on her website Harvey says of the album: “It’s a wide variety of music, from quite gentle stuff to quite aggressive sounding sorts of music. There’s a wide range of different emotions going on in this album as I like to get as much light and shade into a record as I can.”

The record was recorded at Great Linford Manor in Hertfordshire and was produced by Polly Harvey, Rob Ellis and Bad Seed Mick Harvey.

This comes after Harvey spent much of last year living in New York to get inspiration for her new material.

This month she joins US alt-country outfit Sparklehorse in Barcelona to record material for the band’s third studio album, due out early next year.

Berlin Concert Online

Why don’t you stroll over to At Ease and take a listen to the freshly uploaded mp3’s from the July 3rd show in Berlin?

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News for June 20, 2000

by Jonathan on June 20, 2000

PJ HarveyRADIOHEAD’s THOM YORKE sings a duet with POLLY HARVEY on her new album and provides backing vocals for two more tracks, nme.com can reveal.

Following speculation that the two had collaborated, Harvey rang nme.com to explain that she wrote the duet, called “This Mess We’re In”, specifically with Yorke in mind. She said of Yorke: “He just came over to the studio for a couple of days. He’s an extremely wonderful musician, he came up with some very unusual ideas for the songs. He’s

Yorke also sings on two more tracks, “Beautiful Feeling” and “One Line”. Other track titles include “Big Exit”, “Kamikaze” and “The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore”.

Recent Radiohead Shows

Time for catch up here…

For the setlists and other info on recent shows in Frejus, France, and the two Milan shows, head on over to the brand spankin’ new 2000 Radiohead Tour Guide! Just click on the date of your choice.

If you were lucky enough to catch one of the recent shows, why don’t you spread the wealth the rest of the world! Please send us your concert reviews, setlists, photos, audio, or anything else deemed interesting and ‘head.

Speaking of the Frejus show, Sam over at okcomputer.ctw.cc has put up the mp3’s of that show!

Nigel speaks

The dynamic duo of Aurelien and Mona, maintainers of the French Radiohead fanclub ne pas a.v.a.l.e.r., recently talked to Nigel Godrich (Radiohead’s producer) at the Arles, France show last week. He said that the new album will be released at the beginning of October, but there is still no exact date set. He was really excited to see what the new songs will be like in front of an audience, and was seen dancing along with the concert in the sound booth. He couldn’t reveal the title of the album, but said it “will all make sense”.

[check out ne pas a.v.a.l.e.r.]

RealAudio of new songs

For those who can’t bother with the hassles of downloading the mp3’s recorded and encoded by Sam at okcomputer.ctw.cc, go to the Green Plastic Audio section for all the new songs in streaming realaudio, along with some of the Eureka Street soundtrack songs that Ed worked with, courtesy of James Ballardie.

Did you get yours?

Tickets for the Newport, London, Glasgow, and Cheshire Tent shows went on sale last Saturday and all three London dates sold out like hot cakes. Ticket still remain for the other three cities, so check out www.radiohead.com/03.html for info on purchasing tickets.

If you would like to purchase a package deal that includes hotel stay for one or more nights and a ticket to one or all of the September London shows, go to latestevents.com!

Bjork Slots Soundtrack Date, Chat

“Selmasongs,” Bjork’s soundtrack to “Dancer In The Dark,” the award-winning film in which she also stars, is now set for release on September 19.

Songs from the album will be culled entirely from music and dialogue in the film and, according to Bjork’s spokesperson at Elektra Records, “will be more like a Broadway cast recording than a soundtrack.”

“I’ve Scene It All,” a duet between Bjork and Radiohead singer Thom Yorke, also will be included on the soundtrack.

Last month, Bjork earned Best Actress honors at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of “Selma,” a Czech immigrant living in the United States who has a hereditary disease which causes blindness. The musical, which was helmed by “Breaking The Waves” director Lars Von Trier, also won the festival’s Palme D’Or for best film.

“Dancer In The Dark” is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters in the fall.

Bjork will discuss the soundtrack and other topics during a live Web chat on the ARTISTdirect network (www.artistdirect.com) on Thursday at 4 p.m. (ET).

[from MTV]

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News for June 12, 2000

by Jonathan on June 12, 2000

Jonny made an appearance at the official Radiohead message board yesterday and was asked about how big the tent would be that they will be bringing on tour with them this Fall. “We can get 10000 in, apparently,” Jonny said,”but it feels tiny. The reading festival tent in about 8000, if you know it, so it’s not much bigger.”

[thanks to Middi]

VH-1 wants you!
Here is a press release for a new show on VH-1:

A new television series called SOUND AFFECTS, which will begin airing on July 21st, is looking for inspirational stories about how a particular song or artist/band has affected your life.

We want to hear specific stories on how Radiohead’s music has inspired you, motivated you, helped you get through a rough situation, or served as a “soundtrack” through a profound or difficult time in your life. Are you where you are today because of a Radiohead song? We want to know how. The more detailed the story, the better the chance of getting contacted for an on-camera interview. Interviews will be held in Chicago June 24/25, Detroit June 27/28, Cleveland June 30, Austin July 2/3, Waco July 6, Dallas July 8, New York July 29/30, Los Angeles TBD. Please e-mail your stories, name, contact number, age, occupation, and city and state where you live to: SoundAffects@vh1.com . Check out http://www.vh1.com/soundaffects for info. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thom in R.E.M. documentary
The Independent Film Channel is showing the R.E.M. documentary in which Thom makes an appearance. The documentary is called “This Way Up” and follows the band around during the making of their album Up and the Tibetan Freedom Concert in Washington DC in 1998. Thom is shown rehearsing with R.E.M., singing their song “Be Mine.”

Showtimes are:
Monday June 19, 2:30/1:30pm central
Friday June 23, 11/10am central
Saturday June 24, 4/3am central
Sunday June 25, 7/6pm central
Monday june 26, 5/4am central
[thanks to mARSHALL]

MPIE on Musique Plus
Canadian TV channel Musique Plus will be airing Meeting People is Easy on Wednesday June 14th, at 10:30 PM.
[thanks to Paul-Emile]

Thom’s site updated
Check out Thom’s page on the official Radiohead site. He’s updated it with some new pictures!

PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke
As we reported last month, it is rumored that PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke will be singing together on a track from Harvey’s new album, scheduled to be released later this year. NME is reporting that more credibility has been given to the rumor, and quotes a PJ Harvey site by saying that “there may just be some truth” to the rumor.

Stay tuned, as always, for more on this topic!

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News for April 11, 2000

by Jonathan on April 11, 2000

Thom and PJ Harvey – Update

We have confirmation from a source close to the PJ Harvey Camp that Thom Yorke is definitely collaborating with the singer/songwriter on at least one track for her upcoming album, due to be released this Fall. Thom is expected to join Harvey in the studio sometime in the near future. We still don’t have confirmation from Radiohead so stay tuned for more info!

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