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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds kick off summer tour with first show in four years
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds have started their summer tour – see photos and check out the setlist from their first gig since 2018 below.The band headlined Denmark’s Northside Festival last night (June 2) and treated fans to some special performances including playing ‘Get Ready for Love’ for the first time since 2009, according to notes on SetlistFM.They also gave ‘Vortex‘, a song recorded in 2006 and shared last year as part of the band’s ‘B-Sides & Rarities Part II’ release, its live debut.The show comes weeks after Cave‘s son Jethro died at the age of 31. Cave issued a statement to NME at the time saying, “We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.”Since then, the singer has thanked fans for their support in the wake of his son’s death.Cave lost another son, Arthur, 15, in 2015 after he fell to his death from a cliff in Brighton.The Bad Seeds’ show last night ushers in a busy summer of festival appearances including the band’s headline show at London’s All Points East on August 28.They last played the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada in 2018 and had a handful of other shows planned before the COVID pandemic scuppered live music.Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ setlist for their opening tour show 01. ‘Get Ready For Love’02. ‘There She Goes, My Beautiful World’03. ‘From Her to Eternity’04. ‘O Children’05. ‘Jubilee Street’06. ‘Bright Horses’07. ‘I Need You’08. ‘Waiting for You’09. ‘Carnage’ 10. ‘Tupelo’11. ‘Red Right Hand’12. ‘The Mercy Seat’13. ‘The Ship Song’14. ‘Higgs Boson Blues’15. ‘City Of Refuge’16. ‘White Elephant’ 17. ‘Into My Arms’18. ‘Vortex’ (live debut)19. ‘Ghosteen Speaks’Meanwhile, NME have an exclusive new clip of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis‘ film This Much I Know To Be True featuring Marianne
Watch an exclusive clip of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ ‘This Much I Know To Be True’ featuring Marianne Faithfull
NME have an exclusive new clip of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis‘ film This Much I Know To Be True, featuring Marianne Faithfull – check it out below.The film came to cinemas for one night only last month, and the new clip arrives alongside the announcement that This Much I Know To Be True will be available to watch on the MUBI streaming service from July 8.In the new clip, Faithfull reads the poem ‘Prayer Before Work’ by May Sarton before Cave and Ellis play through ‘Ghosteen’ track ‘Galleon Ship’.Watch the exclusive clip on NME below.Reviewing This Much I Know To Be True, NME wrote: “At the core of This Much I Know To Be True are sumptuously-shot performances of choice tracks from the Bad Seeds’ ethereal ‘Ghosteen’ and Cave & Ellis’ lockdown revelation record ‘Carnage’, all filmed in breathtaking arthouse style in an abandoned factory in Bristol.”The film is a documentary meets performance film that centres around the creative relationship between Cave and his Bad Seeds bandmate and longtime collaborator Warren Ellis, and looks at the creation of their most recent albums ‘Ghosteen’ and ‘CARNAGE’.Andrew Dominik, director of the new film, recently spoke to NME about how the movie depicts how far Nick Cave has come in his journey of processing grief, saying that it presents “what Nick has learned over the past six years that he has to pass on to us”.“Nick has survived and thrived,” said Dominik. “He’s been determined to take Arthur’s death in the most useful way that he can, and to be there for the other people.
Cat Power shares cover of The Rolling Stones’ ‘You Got The Silver’
Cat Power has shared a cover of The Rolling Stones’ classic hit, ‘You Got The Silver’ – listen to it below.The song featured on The Stones’ 1969 album ‘Let It Bleed’ and was the band’s first song to feature Keith Richards on lead vocals. A Mick Jagger version was also recorded, but the band released Richards’ version on the album.Cat Power shared a new covers album earlier this year, but the Stones’ cover did not feature on that.Check out the song here:‘Covers’ was released on January 14 via Domino, and featured renditions of songs by the likes of Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Billie Holiday and more.Power released a version of Frank Ocean’s 2012 track ‘Bad Religion’ to announce the album, which she also performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden last year.In a statement, the singer revealed that the ‘Bad Religion’ cover originated when she started pulling lyrics out from the track to incorporate into her own song ‘In Your Face’ while performing live, in order to distance herself from the pain of the track.“That song was bringing me down,” she said, “so I started pulling out lyrics from ‘Bad Religion’ and singing those instead of getting super depressed.“Performing covers is a very enjoyable way to do something that feels natural to me when it comes to making music.”In recent years, Cat Power has also covered Rihanna’s ‘Stay’, released a cover of Cassius‘ 2006 single ‘Toop Toop’ as a tribute to member Philippe Zdar on the first anniversary of his passing, and collaborated with Lana Del Rey.Reviewing ‘Covers’, NME said: “Often, cover records are dismissed as simply a bit of fun or as an indulgent aside to an artists’ original output, but when Cat Power does it, it’s nothing less than soul-nourishing.”
Full line-up for Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ All Points East show announced
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds set to headline All Points East in London’s Victoria Park this summer, the festival has now announced the full schedule for the day.On August 28 Cave and his band will headline the final night of the Victoria Park festival. Today (May 31), longstanding space rockers Spiritualized, acclaimed poet Kae Tempest, jazz pianist and composer Robert Glasper and more have all been added to the bill.Hurray For The Riff Raff, Party Dozen (whose single ‘Macca The Mutt’ featured Cave), Starcrawler, and former Palma Violets musician Chilli Jesson have also just been announced.Last week it was revealed that Radiohead side project The Smile had been added to the bill as well as Michael Kiwanuka, Sleaford Mods, Japanese Breakfast and more.Get tickets for Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds with Spiritualized, The Smile and more at All Points East here.Remaining in August but reverting to its double weekends format, All Points East takes place on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 and then across the whole August bank holiday weekend from Thursday, August 25 to Sunday, August 28.Gorillaz headline as a UK festival exclusive on August 19 before APE Presents: Field Day returns on August 20 with The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk.Tame Impala headline the following weekend (August 25), while The National take the top spot on August 26.
Beck, Animal Collective, Jeff Tweedy and more join birdsong compilation
Beck, Animal Collective and Jeff Tweedy are among the artists that will appear on a new birdsong-inspired compilation album.‘For The Birds: The Birdsong Project’ is set to be released in five monthly stages between now and September, with the first volume arriving yesterday (May 20).Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Karen O, Kamasi Washington, Terry Riley, Mary Lattimore, Tyondai Braxton, and Elvis Costello are among the other artists that feature on the expansive compilation.Costello said of the project: “This should be so very obvious: without birds we would be knee-deep in worms, swarmed by bugs, the trees bereft of song. The least we can do is raise our voices in praise or lament.”In addition to the musical selections, the project also includes spoken-word pieces from the likes of Florence Welch, Matthew McConaughey, Bette Midler, and Natasha Lyonne. Randall Poster produced the entire collection, with Lee Ranaldo serving as one of the set’s executive producers.All proceeds from ‘For The Birds: The Birdsong Project’ will be donated to the National Audubon Society.Listen to the first volume of ‘The Birdsong Project’ below:The project will be also be released in a massive vinyl set, spread across 20 LPs.