nme.com has all the details on the singer/songwriter's eagerly-awaited return to the fray...

PJ Harvey has confirmed that her new studio album is called ‘STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA’, nme.com can reveal.

Although a final tracklisting is yet to be decided, the album is strongly rumoured to feature twelve tracks, all produced by Polly Harvey, Rob Ellis and Mick Harvey. It will be released in October through Universal/Island.

Among the tracks being considered for inclusion on the album is the duet between Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke and Polly Harvey, ‘This Mess We’re In’, as well as two other tracks Yorke sings backing vocals on – ‘Beautiful Feeling’ and ‘One Line’.


Speaking exclusively to nme.com last month, Harvey described Yorke as an “extremely wonderful musician…really inspiring”. She added that the pair were pen friends before they met, writing to each other to help provide “support”.

Other tracks cited for inclusion are ‘Big Exit’, ‘Kamikaze’ and ‘The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore’.

Speaking about the new album, she said: “It’s a wide variety of music, from quite gentle stuff to quite aggressive sounding sorts of music. There’s a wide range of different emotions going on this album, as I like to get as much light and shade into a record as I can.”