AV CLUB INTERVIEW AVC: The title track of Let England Shake first surfaced as a TV performance, and a lot of people were shocked to see you onstage with only an autoharp. Is it helpful for you as a songwriter to experiment with an instrument like that, where you have a fixed set of chords to choose from? PJH: It worked well with the way I was writing this record, because I wrote the words first, but then I held onto the world for a long time until I found the melody. So then all I have to do is fit the chords into music. I’ve already got the melody.more
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