Extra tickets made available to see PJ Harvey record new album

Extra sessions opened up for 'Recording In Progress'

Additional tickets to see PJ Harvey record her new album have been made available.

All tickets for the ‘Recording In Progress’ sessions sold out immediately prior to Christmas. However, extra viewing sessions were announced today with tickets on sale from 3PM.

Harvey has opened up the recording sessions for her ninth album to fans. Members of the public are able to watch in 45-minute windows as she and her band record the album at Somerset House in London.

The project, titled “Recording in Progress”, has been conceived by Harvey alongside collaborators Artangel and began last week (January 16).

NME spoke to some of the first batch of fans to attend the sessions, which saw Harvey working inside a one-way glass box. During the 45-minute slot, Harvey worked with producers Flood and John Parish on a track apparently called ‘Near The Memorials To Vietnam and Lincoln’. Harvey did not sing during this first session, but played violin, harmonica and hurdy-gurdy.

The exhibition runs until February 14.

The album will be Harvey’s first since ‘Let England Shake’, which was released in 2011. She is also working on her first poetry book, The Hollow Of The Hand, which is due out this autumn .