ALBUM REVIEW: Grinderman | Grinderman 2 RMX

by Chris Familton Nick Cave and co aren’t known for sending out their songs for remixes but in light of the band’s recent dissolution this is perhaps a loosening of the reins, an opening of arms to collaboration and reinterpretation of songs from their 2010 swansong LP Grinderman 2. The first thing that catches the eye is the list of other artists that have contributed … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Grinderman | Grinderman 2 RMX

NEWS: Meredith Music Festival line-up announced…

It is the 21st anniversary of the festival and this year on 9-11th December it’ll feature Grinderman playing during a lunar eclipse – what the? GRINDERMAN  *  CUT/COPY  *  KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS  *  MUDHONEY  *  ICEHOUSE  *  GANG GANG DANCE  *  EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY  *  LADYHAWKE  *  BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS  *  OFF!  *  ADALITA  *  FUTURE OF THE LEFT  … Continue reading NEWS: Meredith Music Festival line-up announced…

NEWS: Lineup announced for Homebake 2011…

Homebake comes around again after taking a gap year. This December Sydneysiders can look forward to seeing… Grinderman Ladyhawke Pnau Gotye Gurrumul Yunupingu Cut Copy RocKwiz (live) Icehouse (playing Flowers ) Daniel Merriweather Eskimo Joe Drapht The Triffids Architecture in Helsinki The Vines The Church The Jezabels Kimbra C.W. Stoneking Hungary Kids of Hungary Illy Avalanche City Unknown Mortal Orchestra Papa Vs Pretty Killaqueenz Kids of 88 … Continue reading NEWS: Lineup announced for Homebake 2011…

LIVE REVIEW: Grinderman @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 28/01/11

written by Chris Familton When Nick Cave took a couple of his Bad Seeds and gave birth to Grinderman a few years ago there were suspicions that the side project would be a fleeting affair, a stroppy regression to Birthday Party-esque guttural blues and lascivious shock value. That was the sense the album, videos and artwork gave and though Cave stressed it was a project … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Grinderman @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 28/01/11

ALBUM REVIEW: Grinderman – Grinderman 2

  Many treated the first Grinderman LP as a dalliance, a middle-aged testosterone-fuelled anomaly that Nick Cave and cohorts had to get out of their system between Bad Seeds albums. In the intervening years both Cave and Warren Ellis have continued to strenuously assert that it is an ongoing project that runs parallel to their day job rather than being treated as a lesser child. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Grinderman – Grinderman 2

NEWS: Big Day Out 2011 first announcement…

It seems like there has been even more debate, speculation and rumours than ever regarding the 2011 Big Day Out. Like a rock n roll circus heaving across the country it shows no sign of slowing down, even in the wake of a less than exciting roster this year. 2011 will see another new batch of kids experiencing a rite of passage with… Tool Iggy … Continue reading NEWS: Big Day Out 2011 first announcement…

VIDEO: Grinderman | Heathen Child

It is clear that Cave, Ellis and Co have unleashed their dark inner comedian to an even greater extent on their upcoming second album Grinderman 2. From the look of the video they are happy to indulge in evil humour, fancy dress and some railing against the gods. Directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition etc) this bodes well for the album and tour… Continue reading VIDEO: Grinderman | Heathen Child

NEWS: GRINDERMAN announce North America tour…

Ahead of the mid September release of Grinderman 2 comes the announcement of a US tour from Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos and Martyn Casey… If you’ve checked out the bits of video over on grinderman.com then you know they aren’t releasing love ballads this time round… Tour Dates Toronto, ON Phoenix (November 11) Montreal, QU Metropolis (12) Boston, MA House Of Blues (13) … Continue reading NEWS: GRINDERMAN announce North America tour…

NEWS: GRINDERMAN 2 is coming…

Grinderman will release their new studio album Grinderman 2 through Mute on September 13th and via Anti- Records in the U.S. on September 14th. Grinderman 2 was recorded in 2009 at London’s RAK, State of The Ark and Assault and Battery studios. Co-produced by Grinderman and Nick Launay, the album was mixed by Launay at London’s British Grove in August 2009 and LA’s Seedy Underbelly … Continue reading NEWS: GRINDERMAN 2 is coming…