New effort 'very different' to debut, Warren Ellis says

Grinderman have completed recording their second album, due for release next year, band member Warren Ellis has confirmed.

The multi-instrumentalist told that the new album from the band, featuring members of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, was a big departure from their 2007 self-titled debut.

“We finished the Grinderman album three weeks ago,” he said. “I mixed it over the summer. We’ve still got to do the track ordering, and a few tweaks on the mastering, but the album’s there.”

“It’s very different from [Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds‘ latest album] ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ and it’s very different from the first Grinderman album. There’s an attitude in there that’s similar, but sonically it’s got some pretty weird things going on.

“It’s kind of like stoner rock meets Sly Stone via Amon Duul. Nick‘s got a different thing going on with the lyrics than he would have from the Bad Seeds. Less sex? I wouldn’t say that.”

Warren Ellis and Nick Cave are set to release a joint album, ‘White Lunar’, on September 22, featuring soundtrack music they have composed for various films.