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PJ Harvey - guest editor Today programme Radio 4


Tomorrow morning, 2nd January 2014, PJ Harvey will be guest editor of the Today programme Radio 4. 6am-9am.
Read the full line up on her website:

i love that she’s playing flight of the conchords.

here is a video i made for sycamore (do nothing), from the new album piacere. it stars the amazing, captivating sally rand and her famous fan dance at the 1933 chicago world’s fair.

(and here’s a video of modern-day burlesque heroine michellelamour and her tribute to rand. to the tune of clair de lune! beautiful.)

new album: piacere


piacere by shereen elizabeth

happy new year, internet! <3

i released an album last night! maybe the worst night of the year to release something. but it felt important to me, on a personal level, to get it done in 2013.

so, piacere is out now, digital and cassette. the tapes are fancy! the sun will shine on london tomorrow, after two days of darkness, and i’ll take some better photos of them.


mah neu vid <3 

love this new lady neptune song. can’t wait for the new e.p. <3

i&#8217;m back home in hertfordshire.

i’m back home in hertfordshire.

the tower EP by shereen elizabeth

i spent last week at metal in liverpool, taking part in a lab with with eight other artists. it was an intense and brilliant week. wonderful people and a wonderful city. 

one of the highlights was spending some time playing in the old accumulator tower at metal. this is a dream space for me with all it’s reverb and atmosphere. made all the more crazy by the fact that the metal building is part of edge hill station, the world’s oldest passenger railway station still in use. 

these songs were written and recorded in that tower on wednesday 27th and thursday 28th november 2013. i fell in love with making noise again in the cold and in the dark, trains flying past me and artists working in the next room. i had a fucking fabulous time and i remembered what music gives me, and for that i will be eternally grateful…

"One way to avoid killing your heart is to decide that you will spend your whole life growing up. I am not saying you should aspire to the maturity level of the characters in Hot Tub Time Machine; I am suggesting we resist a life that looks, in line-graph form, like it goes up and up and up and then it stops, and then it levels out, and then it stays on that flat plane until death. I hope to live a life that goes up and up and up until the end, with the inevitable dip here and there. I hope to continue to learn and change."

— Tavi Gevinson, “Forever,” a remarkable essay (via newspeedwayboogie)

(Source:, via newspeedwayboogie)

"THE GOSPEL is a lo fi archive of female and transgender musicians talking about their favorite gear."

a very cool resource by rebecca fin simonetti.

"i guess it must be akin to having a dick…"

amy winehouse talking about guitars, 2004

sonic light by lady neptune. i’ve listened to her saves planet earth e.p. so much over the last few weeks <3

also watch the video for home, filmed on super 8.

"the biggest problem i had with the tent was… the illicit sex thing… people ringing me up and saying, ‘why’ve you put my name on your tent? …you shouldn’t have done that.’ and i said, ‘well, you shouldn’t have fucked me then, should you?’"

(pre-tory) tracey emin on the south bank show, 2001

"When the ease and readiness of electronic instruments and computers take over creativity, that’s when you get that empty, repetitive, and mechanical sound. There are certain frequencies that you have to isolate to tweak the nerve endings in people’s bodies."

- cosey fanni tutti, vice interview, 2010

lives of grass by mathilde roussel, 2010. photo by matthieu raffard. (via pruned)

lives of grass by mathilde roussel, 2010. photo by matthieu raffard. (via pruned)

angelica: bring back her head

inbetween moments

inbetween moments. an EP of songs recorded between july 2012 and january 2013, out now on bandcamp.

photo by the very talented matt hall.