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New PJ Harvey songs promised by London Literature Festival

By | Published on Tuesday 21 July 2015

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey will showcase some brand new material, by which we mean songs, while promoting her new book ‘The Hollow Of The Hand’ during the London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre on 9 and 10 Oct.

The book is a collaboration with photographer Seamus Murphy, and matches her poetry with his pictures, created during travels around the world between 2011 and 2014.

Harvey says of the book and the travels that inspired it: “Gathering information from secondary sources felt too far removed for what I was trying to write about. I wanted to smell the air, feel the soil and meet the people of the countries I was fascinated with. My friend Seamus Murphy and I agreed to grow a project together – I would collect words, he would collect pictures, following our instincts on where we should go”.

The event at the London Literature Festival promises poetry readings and new songs from Harvey plus images and a short film from Murphy. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.