This August, Songwriter, Social Activist and all-round Talent P.J. Harvey Will Rock in Vienna

With a socio-critical musical reportage, the exceptional P. J. Harvey reinvents herself once again

Rock-goddess, poet, MBE – for three decades, the chameleonic, multi-talented singer-songwriter P.J. Harvey has defied pigeonholing with astounding ease. Presenting her 2016 album “The Hope Six Demolition Project,” the world-renowned musician returns t with unparalleled rock-folk-blues tunes.

Born in Bridport, Dorset, Harvey made her first musical steps in 1988 as the vocalist for Automatic Dlamini, before going solo with former band members Rob Ellis and Ian Oliver; soon she was conquering international stages and crowned as Best New Artist and Best Singer Songwriter by Rolling Stone Magazine in 1992 as singer-songwriting reached popularity not seen since the 1960s. Since then, Harvey has embarked on a triumphant career, wrought with numerous memorable collaborations including Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Marianne Faithful, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Tricky and even Josh Homme’s storied Desert Sessions, an iconic, series of star-studded jams.

A contralto, she’s well known for highly poetic lyrics and changing up her musical and visual style from album to album, seldom repeating herself and constantly moving forward. Her latest is charged with socio-political commentary, as Harvey devoted four years to visiting crisis-stricken regions like Kosovo and Afghanistan. Her intention of showing a more positive image of the countries shines through in the music video for Orange Monkey and an accompanying photo album, “The Hollow of The Hand.” Performing new songs and hits such as Let England Shake and The World That Maketh Murder, Harvey and her nine-headed ensemble promise a profoundly thought-provoking and thrilling night.

Aug 10, 20:00, Gasometer.

Sam Jackson
Sam is Metropole's Events Editor and a frequent contributor. He's also a musician and an avid football fan. If he’s not recording or yelling at the television he’ll likely be out and about in town.

Help us help you

“Strong media and independent journalism are built on the shoulders of subscribers. Your support means the world to us.

Benjamin Wolf
COO & Managing Editor

The coronavirus outbreak affects and challenges your life in big and small ways. Metropole is here for you and we are proud to be your news source during this crisis.

But just as the coronavirus has increased the need for independent journalism, it has also undercut a major revenue source of media companies, ours included – advertising.

We need your support to keep it up – donate or subscribe and #helpushelpyou!

Support Metropole!


 

RECENT Articles

The Coronavirus in Austria & Vienna | Active Cases Falling Again

Here’s all you need to know about current measures and developments, including trusted sources and tips – regularly updated.

Book Review | Daniel Kehlmann & The Power of Mockery

In Tyll, widely-acclaimed German-Austrian author Daniel Kehlmann reinvents a medieval legend to unmask the fatuity of rulers and the wisdom of tricks.

Why the EU Recovery Fund Is a Big Deal – for Europe & for the Climate

The recent budget-corona negotiations could lead to the creation of a fiscal union and a greater emphasis on sustainability.

Musical Chairs for UK-EU Expats – Grab a Seat Before the Music Stops

As the Brexit negotiations drag on, there is still no final clarity on the future of British citizens living in Europe. It is likely to be reciprocal – whatever that means. With Boris, who knows?

Max Schrems Challenges Facebook and Wins. Again.

European court ruling strikes down the transatlantic data transfer mechanism in a case initiated by the young Austrian data privacy advocate.

Vienna Takes on Airbnb Over Social Housing

After negotiations failed, the city is suing the short-term housing platform over illegal sublets in Gemeindebauten municipal apartments.
 

METROPOLE NEWSLETTER

Join over 5,000 Metropolitans, who already get monthly news updates and event invitations.