A New Album on the Way by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The Australian band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is on track to release a studio album entitled Skeleton Tree preceded by a film known as One More Time With Feeling. The set release date for the album is September 9, 2016 while the Andrew Dominik directed film will air globally on September 8, 2016 for only a single night thus giving the millions of fans their first opportunity to hear the new music.
As it normally is with other bands and artists, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds did not share a single in advance or any other music. Though iTunes pre-order avoids naming the tracks in the new album, it is known that the album is coming via Bad Seed Limited.
In the press release, Cave and company said that One More Time With Feeling started as a performance-based concept and thereafter evolved into something quite significant thanks to Dominik who went into the backdrop of the recording and writing of the album. The Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the upcoming album is interwoven throughout with footage and interviews shot by Dominik as well as intermittent narration by Nick Cave.
The filming was done in both black and white and color in 2D and 3D. The result is a fragile stark and a true testament of an artist fighting his way through darkness.
The new album is particularly significant to Caves because it happens to be his first release ever since Arthur, his 15 year old son, died tragically in July, 2015 when he fell from a cliff in Brighton, England. The last studio album that Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released was Push the Sky Away which was out in 2013. This album was followed by 20,000 Days on Earth which is a semi-staged documentary.
Formation of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
This band has come a long way and dates as back as August 1983 when the Birthday Party broke up due to internal disputes and irreconcilable differences. In September 1983, Cave, Harvey, Bargeld, Barry Adamson, and Jim G. Thirlwell came together as a backing band for a solo project by Cave known as Man or Myth. The project had already been approved by Mute Records. The band had its first live show in St Kildar on December 31, 1983.
The first name the band adopted following months of being nameless was Nick Cave and the Cavemen. Later in May 1984, the band was renamed Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds thanks to the final Birthday Party EP known as the Bad Seed. Their first album was known From Her to Eternity and brought together all the recording sessions from September to October 1983. This album was released by Mute Records. Ever since, the band has released lots of albums including the First Born is Dead, Kicking against the Pricks, American III: Solitary Man, Live Seeds, Your Funeral, My Trial in reference to Barry Adamson who had passed on and many others.