PJ Harvey is composing music for a new play

New music from PJ Harvey is on its way

PJ Harvey is composing music for an upcoming play, providing the score for a new translation of Franz Xaver Kroetz’s German play ‘The Nest’.

The play tells the story of a truck driver who is ordered to dump toxic chemicals into a lake. A press release says that ‘The Nest’ examines “the moral cost of an increasingly materialistic society” and “draws out the sharp relevance of this urgent and timely two-hander.”

Harvey has worked with ‘The Nest’ director Ian Rickson, previously writing original music for his productions of ‘Hedda Gabler’, ‘Hamlet’, and ‘Electra’. According to DIY, Harvey wrote and recorded the score in London with James Johnston.


‘The Nest’ will be performed at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre from October 1 before appearing in London at the Young Vic’s Maria Theatre from October 28.

PJ Harvey recently shared a previously unreleased song called ‘Guilty’. The track was recorded in January 2015, during the musician’s ‘Recording In Progress’ residency at London’s Somerset House.

Fans were able to watch Harvey and her band create and record her latest album ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ in a purpose-built studio. The album went to Number One in the Official UK Albums Chart upon its release.