English musician who was in Automatic Dlamini, the PJ Harvey Trio, and who also pursued a successful solo career.
Her first instrument was the saxophone. She attended Yeovil College and studied visual arts.
She became the first artist to be awarded two Mercury Prizes for her work on Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea and Let England Shake.
Her only brother Saul has four children. She had a relationship with musician Nick Cave; their break-up later influenced his album.
She was introduced to Bob Dylan by her parents, which influenced some of her work.