Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are set to release new album 'Push The Sky Away' on February 18th.
A true Renaissance man, the past few years have seen Nick Cave place the Bad Seeds on the back burner. Grinderman's second album came lurching out of the studio, while the Australian artist delivered numerous soundtrack projects.
Now, though, Cave is returning to his true love. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are back, with new album 'Push The Sky Away' beingproduced by Nick Launay and recorded at La Fabrique, a recording studio based in a 19th Century mansion in the South of France.
Due for release on February 18th, this represents the first full length album from the group in some four and a half years. Working from a modest notebook, Nick Cave was able to throw startlingly new ideas at the Bad Seeds, who then re-interpreted the material as they saw fit.
"I enter the studio with a handful of ideas, unformed and pupal; it's the Bad Seeds that transform them into things of wonder" Cave said recently. "Ask anyone who has seen them at work. They are unlike any other band on earth for pure, instinctive inventiveness."
Fancy watching them at work? 'Course you do. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds recently allowed a camera crew into the studio, and placed the following clip of them at work online this morning. It's a thing of wonder - watch out for unusual instruments, Cave's driven personality and some truly stunning beards.
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are set to release 'Push The Sky Away' on February 18th.