Listen to PJ Harvey’s chilling cover of Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’
PJ Harvey has released a haunting cover of Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’ for BBC’s gangster series Peaky Blinders which is set in 1920s Birmingham.
The show’s music producer and regular PJ Harvey collaborator Flood recently told BBC 6 that he reached out to the singer after critics suggested that the first series which featured songs by The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, Tom Waits and The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach felt too American. “We’re trying to make it feel much more European and British and PJ fits that bill perfectly,” he said. “I phoned Polly up and she was very interested. We’re trying to deconstruct all of Polly’s material and then weave it through, it’s very cutting-edge and modern.” Listen to PJ Harvey’s version of ‘Red Right Hand’ below.
PJ Harvey will soon begin work on a new album, according to long-time collaborator Mick Harvey who co-produced and played on her most recent record – 2011’s Mercury Prize-winning Let England Shake. Harvey revealed the news at a keynote interview as part of the recent BIGSOUND music industry conference in Brisbane, saying that he was being summoned to work on the album in early-2014. Other than the Nick Cave cover, Harvey’s only release since Let England Shake was last year’s ‘Shaker Aamer’, a protest song about the last British resident still imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.