The first four songs – ‘The Wind’, ‘Angelene’, ‘Catherine’ and ‘The Garden’ – were posted on Sunday (September 20).
‘Is This Desire’, Harvey’s fifth album, continues on from where ‘To Bring You My Love’ left off, with the addition of a heavier dance elemnt on some tracks.
“I started listening to a lot of drum’n’bass stuff and techno, things I’d never really listened to before, things I used to write off,” she tells NME. “I used to just hear it as just starting and ending, but then I started hearing all the tiny little subtle changes that were going on. I listened to a lot of Aphex Twin, some of his sounds are (i)amazing(i), and I wanted to start making sounds like that.”
Harvey makes her screen acting debut as Mary Magdalene in the forthcoming Hal Hartley film The Book Of Life. She also makes a cameo appearance in A Bunny’s Tale, a short film by actress Sarah Miles.
In an NME[/I] interview that will appear in the paper’s October 3 issue, Polly discusses her relationship with Nick Cave, her support for fox-hunting and which haircare products she uses to get her barnet just, so.