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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:15 am 
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http://www.etnow.com/news/2016/9/sound-engineer-howard-head-bullivant-talks-deploying-sennheiser-mics-for-pj-harvey-james-blake-and-bat-for-lashes-natasha-khan

Europe – Following the release of her UK number one album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist PJ Harvey has been out on the road, headlining some of the UK and Europe’s most prestigious music festivals to much critical acclaim. Her summer touring schedule, along with her nine-strong band of world-class musicians, has included appearances at the likes of Glastonbury, London’s Field Day, Primavera Sound, and Rock Werchter to name but a few. PJ Harvey’s vocal microphone of choice on these shows is a Sennheiser super-cardioid MD 431.
Harvey’s front of house engineer is Howard ‘Head’ Bullivant, who has been working with her since 1990 when he recorded her first demos and co-produced her debut album Dry. Since then, he has worked as producer, engineer or mix engineer on five PJ Harvey albums, plus a number of other live and collaborative albums. He toured as mix engineer on her first tour in 1992 and has been involved in almost all of her live shows since 2003. He has been specifying Sennheiser microphones even longer.
“I originally chose the Sennheiser MD 441 for her vocal simply because it’s a fantastically versatile microphone, great for vocals and just about everything you choose to point it at,” he says. “Polly [PJ Harvey] used it on some of the vocal recording on her latest Hope Six Demolition Project album and in rehearsal, so it was always an option for the live shows, but in the end, when the whole PJ Harvey production was set-up with nine musicians on stage and 23 monitors, we thought that the MD 431 had slightly better rejection, and Polly choose it above the MD 441 to use for the festival shows. This is a show where the audibility of the vocal is crucial. I constantly recommend the MD 431 to other engineers. That's the best I can say…”
Monitor Engineer Magali Couturier, who is new to the PJ Harvey team, but has been using Sennheiser microphones since she started working as an engineer in 1994, comments: “We use the MD 441 as vocal mic because of the sound and the look of the mic. The filter and boost have very nice attributes. We also use the MD 431 because, as Head says, the super-cardioid pattern makes it easier to use in loud environments and with her band. And I’m using Sennheiser’s 2000 IEM system because they are the best, with precise sound reproduction and no drop outs.
“We have had a lot of help getting the right mics for our instruments, radio equipment, and IEM equipment. I can’t speak highly enough of the Sennheiser team, they have been extremely helpful and supportive. Our production is not a usual show.” Directed by renowned British theatre director Ian Rickson, dressed by Ann Demeulemeester, with lighting by Adam Silverman and set design by multi-media artist Jeremy Herbert, the PJ Harvey live show is receiving rave reviews around the world. “We are pushing the limits of what is possible on stage and have been very happy with the support we have had.”

http://www.audiomediainternational.com/ ... hows/05818

Nice find! Thanks.

I don't think Head's real name has come out until this tour, but I could be wrong.

Btw, "IEM" means "In Ear Monitor". It surely is a complex setup with that many musicians on stage.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:09 pm 
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The Neptune Music Prize

Vote for "The Hope Six"! :smile:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:53 am 
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Kuk91 wrote:
The Neptune Music Prize

Vote for "The Hope Six"! :smile:


where i have to vote


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:02 pm 
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From "re-opened" Michelle Henning's Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BK_NtfDAwkM/

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"PJ Harvey has been nominated for two Q Magazine Awards: Best Solo Artist and Best Video for 'The Community of Hope'."

You can vote: http://www.qthemusic.com/16973/stubhub-q-awards-2016-shortlist-vote-now/.

The winners will be revealed on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, at the London Roundhouse.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:34 am 
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Kuk91 wrote:
"PJ Harvey has been nominated for two Q Magazine Awards: Best Solo Artist and Best Video for 'The Community of Hope'."

You can vote: http://www.qthemusic.com/16973/stubhub-q-awards-2016-shortlist-vote-now/.

The winners will be revealed on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, at the London Roundhouse.


she won for best video! http://www.qthemusic.com/17225/q-awards-2016-winners/


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:40 am 
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James Johnston has picked the recent PJ album among his favourites: http://thequietus.com/articles/21327-james-johnston-gallon-drunk-favourite-albums-bad-seeds?page=11.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:42 pm 
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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-grammys-2017-nominations-winners-list-20161205-story.html

https://www.grammy.com/nominees

"Hope Six" is nominated for Grammy in "Best alternative music album" category!!

According to Wikipedia, last time she was nominated for "Uh Huh Her" in 2005.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:11 pm 
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The Wheel was named one of the 100 best songs of 2016 by Pitchfork. They wrote:

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PJ Harvey’s “The Wheel” is a song haunted by war and human rights atrocities, but it’s no dirge. Everything is handclaps, saxophone, and momentum leading to a call-and-response singalong chorus. “Watch them fade out,” she sings at the end, repeatedly, about the wall of “sun-bleached” photographs of the disappeared. Then, the song itself abruptly fades. Harvey has written about global conflicts before, but “The Wheel,” about the state of Kosovo, could well be her most vibrant attempt—a potent combination of rock’n’roll gusto and stone-faced reporting. –Evan Minsker


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i want these! https://www.instagram.com/p/BPIB8nUAEf6/
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I want them too!
merch store is now updated with The Orange Monkey badge, cards not yet
https://kontrabandstor.es/pjharvey/


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:36 pm 
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Those are lovely, aren't they? Both humorous and a bit savage. I wonder what the aces are.

I got my badge in the end, so I'm ready for when the Revolution comes.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:39 am 
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Just a bit of trivia. The Album (THSDP) is number 19 on the Acclaimed Music EOY 2016 Albums. It was also number 45 on the Pazz & Jop Poll 2016.

Compared to LES - AM - 1 , P & J - 2

But in the end, it's all in the ear of the beholder, and what the brain wants to do with it.


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I decided to stick this here. If it needs to be moved, so be it.

http://www.thejournal.ie/seamus-murphy- ... 4-Feb2017/


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