PJ Harvey and multi-instrumental John Parish are following up 1996’s collaborative Dance Hall At Louse Point with A Woman A Man Walked By. The 10-song collection, out at the end of the month, was produced by Harvey, Parish, and Flood. It features Harvey as lyricist/vocalist and Parish on guitars and backing vocals, etc. A Woman’s windswept opener and first single, “Black Hearted Love,” has a slinky, powerful Harvey vocal track and roaring guitar work via Parish. Fittingly for a “Black Heart,” there’s a darkness to the atmosphere. At times, the rhythmic start/stop and six-string peels are reminiscent of Sonic Youth, but as might be expected after looking at the above single art, Harvey and Parish enter a gothier realm.
A Woman A Man Walked By is out 3/30 via Island. You can purchase the “Black Hearted Love” single here. In anticipation of the full-length’s release, Polly and John are playing a couple of shows together in the States:
03/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
03/26 – New York, NY @ The Fillmore At Irving Plaza