PJ Harvey wins Ivor Novello award for Album of the Year
In what seems like the 100th award (deserved though!) given this year to her, musician PJ Harvey has won an Ivor Novello for Album of the Year.
Harvey's Let England Shake album has won countless awards, including the Mercury Prize, Mojo's Album of the Year, NME's Album of the Year and many others.
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Last year award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy, who is better known for his war reportage than his music based work, created 12 short films to accompany each of the 12 tracks on PJ Harvey's Let England Shake. [read more]
Can you believe we're already half way through 2011? Nope, neither can we. The good thing about hitting this landmark is that we can now make a list of our favourite albums released in the first 6 months of the year, and as you probably already know, we love a good list here at The 405. Below you'll find 20 records (in no particular order) that we love and highly recommend. [read more]
News Roundup (feat. Wild Beasts, PJ Harvey, Team Me, Rival Schools, Monarchy, Oupa and Camden Crawl)
Wild Beasts are set to release their new single, âAlbatrossâ, on May 2nd. You can stream a copy of the single below. Meanwhile, from Wednesday the new single will be available to download, for free, from the bandâs Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wildbeasts In support of the single and the bandâs forthcoming album, Wild Beasts will be hitting the road in May for a series of UK tour dates. Tour Dates May 05 â Newcastle, Gateshead Old Town Hall 06 â... (continued) [read more]