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That evolution has continued as they've prepared the music for the road. "So far, as a live, breathing, sweaty band, this thing is really nasty," says Eric Drew Feldman, a regular PJ Harvey sideman who contributed keyboards to the album and plays in the touring outfit alongside guitarist Giovanni Ferrario and drummer Jean-Marc Butty. "We're certainly capable of playing louder than the record, unless you've got one hell of a stereo."
After the solo shows Harvey played in support of White Chalk, she's relishing the opportunity to give singing her full attention again. "When Polly is freed from playing," says Parish, "what she can do with her voice is stunning."
"I like to change the way I perform from tour to tour, so this is different from what I was doing before," Harvey concedes, before adding, "But then, that's how I am anyway."
PJ Harvey and John Parish play the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza March 26