PJ Harvey and Nick Cave clearly sit very snugly with one another sonically speaking, so it’s probably a logical conclusion for a cover or two to appear from time to time if the situation is right, and Polly has now done just that for the soundtrack to the BBC’s historical drama series Peaky Blinders.
Harvey has shared her take of ‘Red Right Hand‘, originally included on Cave’s 1994 album ‘Let Love In‘, for the programme which has also featured music from the likes of Johnny Cash, Arctic Monkeys and Jack White.
It would seem there have been accusations that the series was coming across as ‘too American’, one of the reasons for PJ Harvey being invited to contribute as her producer Flood explained:
“We’re trying to make it feel much more European and British and PJ fits that bill perfectly,” he told BBC 6Music. “I phoned Polly up and she was very interested. We’re trying to deconstruct all of Polly’s material and then weave it through, it’s very cutting-edge and modern.”
The BBC have made the track available to stream online so, if you can, have a listen here: