Conversation under the Stars at The Hacienda in Nimes France October 2012
by ANNIE VIGLIELMO
Just after the dinner we went both outside with Mick, sat down at a table under a tree and I recorded our very relaxed conversation about his new solo album (recorded in 2010, released in 2011 and effectively promoted in 2012 after he finished his world tour with PJ Harvey) ”Sketches from The Book of The Dead“ and the probable songwriting of his future solo album… A dog invited himself to the talk and added a special note to this very strange night in an old farm lost in the country, far away from everything … Listen at Meltingpod
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The one and only Mick Harvey will support Einstürzende Neubauten for the hallowed avant-industrial German group’s three-date February tour around ATP’s ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ weekend. Accompanying Harvey will be violinist/guitarist JP Shilo (Hungry Ghosts, Adalita) and double bassist Rosie Westbrook (Tim Rogers, Spencer P Jones. Harvey’s relationship with Einstürzende Neubauten frontman Blixa Bargeld includes both of their past membership in The Birthday Party and The Bad Seeds.
Tues, Feb 19 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Fri, Feb 22 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sat, Feb 23 – Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
VIDEO: J.P. Shilo, Rosie Westbrook, Mick Harvey
“I Can’t Say Fish Don’t Cry” (by J.P. Shilo) @ Brightspace (Aug 2012)
When I heard Mick Harvey was touring in support of his album Sketches From the Book of the Dead, I decided immediately to set off to Malmö, Sweden . . . . I spoke to Mick about his ongoing series of European tour dates (full details of which are available at http://mickharvey.com ), plans for his next album, and also topics relating to his past involvement with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.
Great interview, Rory. I enjoyed reading about Mick’s current tour with Rosie Westbrook and J.P. Shilo, his thoughts about songwriting, his reminiscences about Rowland S. Howard, the revelations about Tracey Pew’s death and The Birthday Party, and of course, Mick’s thoughts about his ‘invisible’ role as manager for the Bad Seeds and the stress of that situation.
Lovely gig last saturday celebrating Brightspace Gallery’s 10 year anniversary. Interesting set. Consisted of solo performances by each and collaborative pieces. Rosie did some interesting playing on her guitar which i filmed.