Singer picks up award...
Holly Frith
13:29 28th November 2011

PJ Harvey's album 'Let England Shake' has won the Uncut Music Award for 2011.

The album beat off competition from Radiohead, Bon Iver, Bill Callahan, Fleet Foxes, Josh T Pearson, Paul Simon and Gillian Welch.

PJ Harvey said of winning the award: "I'm very pleased to get the Uncut Music Award 2011, and it strengthens my desire to carry on pursuing the avenues of work I have been for the last 20 years. It strengthens my conviction to always trust my instincts and to continue to do work of meaning and importance, in some way."

The singer also said that she was well into the writing process for the follow-up to 'Let England Shake', saying: "I'm quite far into working on what will become my next body of work, and again my desire of wanting to learn continues to unfold. I began working on my next piece the moment I finished recording 'Let England Shake' over a year ago. I'm well into that next project already".

Earlier this year picked up the prestigious Mercury Prize for 'Let England Shake'. The singer, who also won the award ten years ago, beat the likes of Adele and Tinie Tempah, and appeared emotional as she was presented with the prize in London.

PJ Harvey - live