PJ Harvey on England and war…

PJ harvey guest edited Radio 4’s Today programme the other day, asking some searching questions about (among other things) Britain’s on going role in selling arms to the worlds more despotic regimes.

This led me to listening to some of her music. Previously I had found it a difficult listen- too much keening wierd singing, too much crashing and bleeping. I had not heard of her last album, entitled Let England Shake. It is full of references to a broken lovely England and our legacy of war making. Songs like this one;

or this one;