FILM REVIEW: Once More With Feeling

Music documentaries often follow one of a few common narratives, whether documenting the rise (and often) fall of a band or musician, or following the making of an album or tour. Once More With Feeling fills a couple of different roles in that it acts as a preview and scene-setter for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ new album Skeleton Tree, released the day after … Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Once More With Feeling

NEW MUSIC: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jesus Alone

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return with their new LP Skeleton Tree next Friday (Sept 9th) and a feature length film Once More With Feeling screening in theatres for on night only on Sept 8th. Here’s Jesus Alone,  the first taste of the dark, atmospheric new album – no doubt deeply affected and informed by the tragic death of Cave’s son. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jesus Alone

ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Loin Des Hommes

Bad Seeds co-conspirators Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have created a haunting score to the film Loin Des Hommes, a French film adaptation of Albert Camus’ short story The Guest by director David Olehoffen. Experienced in isolation, without the film to provide the creative scenery, the soundtrack works as a tension-filled, primarily instrumental collection of pieces that use piano, violin, droning tones and some electronica … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Loin Des Hommes

TOUR NEWS: Nick Cave announces solo 2014 Australia & New Zealand Tour

Nick Cave has today announced he’ll be heading back to Australia and New Zealand in November and December for a run of solo theatre shows backed by a small ensemble of musicians. Cave has been quoted as saying “The aim is to try to create a unique show for Australia – something special and out of the ordinary.” Tour Dates November 27 & 28 – … Continue reading TOUR NEWS: Nick Cave announces solo 2014 Australia & New Zealand Tour

ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Live From KCRW

This is Cave and cohorts fourth live album, capturing them at in interesting junction in their career with Grinderman running its course, Push The Sky Away being the first album to not include founding member Mick Harvey and unlike some of its more varied predecessors it is for the most part considered and restrained in its delivery. Live from KCRW continues that mood, even when … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Live From KCRW

FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2013

2013 was a pretty strong year for music. From the established artists hitting their late-period straps to newcomers breathing new life into old forms, it felt like a year where a whole range of styles rose to the top. There were plenty of surprises with new albums appearing out of the blue from Bowie and MBV and also irritating marketing campaigns that felt like they … Continue reading FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2013

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: 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…

VIDEO: DIRTY THREE (feat. Nick Cave) – Sea Above, Sky Below

On the eve of their Australian tour and shows featuring the Ocean Songs in their entirety, here is Dirty Three accompanied by Nick Cave on piano with an epic version of Sea Above, Sky Below from that album, recorded at ATP NY for Surveillance on Pitchfork TV. more about “Pitchfork: TV“, posted with vodpod Continue reading VIDEO: DIRTY THREE (feat. Nick Cave) – Sea Above, Sky Below

NEWS: ED KUEPPER joins the Bad Seeds…

Confirmation has come through the wire that Ed Kuepper has been announced as the replacement guitarist for the long serving Mick Harvey in The Bad Seeds.  Ed has had a long association with Nick Cave stretching back to the early days of his band The Saints and then Laughing Clowns, both of which reunited for shows at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festivals. Nick Cave & … Continue reading NEWS: ED KUEPPER joins the Bad Seeds…