It’s less than a fortnight until PJ Harvey hits Thebarton Theatre with a ten piece band as part of her eight date tour of Australia and New Zealand.
In 2016, PJ Harvey released her ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, documenting a unique artistic journey, which took her to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. The album was recorded during a month-long residency, “Recording in Progress”, in early 2015 at Somerset House during which audiences were given the opportunity to observe Harvey at work with her band and producers in a purpose-built studio housed in the basement of the iconic London building.
The resultant album was quite an achievement. Released to critical acclaim, at The Upside News we ranked it in the top five albums of the year. This is what we had to say about it:
“Here is someone who truly believes in the artistic merit of rock’n’roll and isn’t afraid to explore its potential for communication. The musical landscape is appropriately apocalyptic: swamp blues, garage rock and big choruses, with thumping drums and saxophone driving the music. The Hope Six Demolition Project is a highly accomplished work from a truly creative mind.”
Now Harvey brings her Hope Six Demolition Project to Australasia, with tickets selling fast and shows in Brisbane and Wellington already sold out.
Book tickets for the 19th January show at Thebarton Theatre here.
Pictures supplied. Photo Credit: Christie Goodwin