Xfm Meets PJ Harvey And John Parish
John Kennedy talks in depth to Polly Harvey and John Parish about their new album ‘A Woman A Man Walked By’.
Fresh from their appearance at South By Southwest 2009, Polly Jean Harvey and John Parish visited Xposure to chew the cud with John Kennedy. An in depth conversation ensued about new album ‘A Woman A Man Walked By’, their history together among many, many other topics.
You can listen again right now…
Congratulations on the album, ‘Black Hearted Love’ is where it all began, I read?
“Yes, I stumbled across it in 2005…” [Listen To The Full Answer]
You were commissioned in a sense, to write another album
“Yes, as Polly said, we’d always intended to make another record together…” [Listen To The Full Answer]
Why twelve years? You work with each other for your own projects…
“After 'Dance Hall At Louse Point' I felt there was always the intention of making a record together..." [Listen To The Full Answer]
This friendship is twenty years old?
"Yes, I met John when I was 17…" [Listen To The Full Answer]
Was it a chance meeting you neded up working together?
“When I was growing up around Sherborne there used to be a wonderful little rock club there…” [Listen To The Full Answer]
Does your relationship ever need a break?
“It’s always hard to take critisicm, but it’s been based on that ability for 20 years…” [Listen To The Full Answer]
Do you take on characters in song?
“People always ask that, but it never feels like that to me…” [Listen To The Full Answer]
It must take a lot of training in such different ways?
"Although it’s a matter of being instinctive, there’s a lot of preparation that goes on before that…" [Listen To The Full Answer]
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