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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PJ Harvey has unveiled the video for new single 'The Glorious Land', which will be released as digital download and on 7â vinyl by Island Records on April 18th 2011. The track is taken from her eighth studio album, Let England Shake. Header image by Cat Stevens [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]
Later today the Mercury Prize shortlist for 2011 will be announced, and you can bet your bottom dollar that it will be followed by a million tweets from people saying stuff like "WTF!?!? [insert band] got nominated, but [insert band] didn't?." Rather than trying to guess who will get picked (or who had enough money to enter) we decided to put together a list of 12 British albums that we've enjoyed over the last 12 months. [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]