PJ Harvey plays ten new songs at birthday gig in London – watch

Singer also performed poems from her new book 'The Hollow of the Hand'

PJ Harvey marked her 46th birthday on Friday (October 9) with a gig at London’s Barbican.

The singer-songwriter, who recently released her new poetry and photography book The Hollow of the Hand, staged the show with multimedia artist Seamus Murphy, Harvey’s collaborator on the book.

Harvey performed ten new songs as well as reciting poems, with photos and short films from Murphy, according to Pitchfork.

Harvey played the following songs: ‘Chain of Keys’, ‘The Wheel’, ‘The Orange Monkey’, ‘Dollar Dollar’, ‘The Community of Hope’, ‘Homo Sappy Blues’, ‘Medicinals’, ‘Near the Memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln’, ‘River Anacostia’ and ‘The Ministry of Social Affairs’.

Watch footage from the show below.

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The Hollow of the Hand was created during Harvey and Murphy’s travels between 2011 and 2014 to destinations including Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, DC.

Earlier this year, PJ Harvey recorded her next album at London’s Somerset House during open recording sessions which the public could attend.