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Nick Cave delivers a sermon with feeling for biblical Roskilde headline set

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As Scandinavian evening sunshine blanketed itself over the Orange stage, Friday headliners Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds made sure the people of Denmark were blessed by the hand of God. Opening to 'Jesus Alone' and 'Magneto', Nick Cave's eyes clouded with a wild fury, drawing the audience into his haunting world. “This is very strange,” said St Nick at the...

Roskilde Festival 2018, day three: Stefflon Don spits bars and David Byrne gets brainy

The 48th edition of Roskilde Festival is over halfway done, but with the influx of 9-5 Copenhageners fresh off the post-work train here last night, the weekend seemed to just be getting started. Sadly the first act for many would be Fleet Foxes, who despite being the soundtrack to many teenage indie heartbreaks of the late noughties, didn’t manage...

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds announce new live EP

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds have announced details of a new live EP. The band's last release came in 2017 with the compilation album 'Lovely Creatures: The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds'. Ahead of that, they released the 2016 studio album 'Skeleton Tree'. 'Distant Sky - Live From Copenhagen' will include live recordings that were...

Nick Cave had the most on-brand time at Primavera Porto

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There are few miserablists quite as eternally on-brand as Mr Nick Cave. The gloomy icon's position as the reigning master of darkness is unchallenged (sorry Ozzy, but it's true) - regardless of the weather, he's a champion of channeling the beauty in the bleak. Case in point: this new picture of Cave on his holidays in Portugal. While over in...

Watch Nick Cave duet with Kylie Minogue at epic London show

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds surprised fans in London last night by bringing Kylie Minogue on stage for a live performance of 'Where The Wild Roses Grow' at London's All Points East Presents. Check out footage and the setlist below. The duet was released in 1995, and has been performed several times since then - most recently when Minogue...

The Bad Seeds’ Jim Sclavunos: ‘Nick Cave keeps a very high bar’

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Jim Sclavunos, drummer of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, has spoken exclusively to NME about the band's current tour and what to expect from the future of the band. Read our full interview with Sclavunos below. Speaking in Barcelona before their explosive set at Primavera Sound 2018 on Thursday in the run up to headlining tonight's All Points East...

Primavera Sound 2018, Day 1 – the NME report

“Do you like my shirt?” asks (Sandy) Alex G as he steps on-stage to open Primavera’s first day proper. “I really like my shirt.” In fairness, it’s a bloody nice shirt. As the late afternoon sun beats down on Parc Del Forum, Sandy’s warming indie-rock is the perfect, gentle start to what promises to be a heavy weekend. The...

Nick Cave dressed as Nick Cave for the Met Gala and it was iconic

The Met Gala took place in New York last night, and it saw some of the world's most famous faces showcasing some seriously original designs. This year's annual theme was "Heavenly Bodies" and it meant that Rihanna was able to rock an impressive papal look, completed by a very jazzy hat. Zendaya, meanwhile, took it back to the middle ages with...

Nick Cave reveals new skateboard collaboration

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Nick Cave has unveiled his latest board after another collaboration with skate company Fast Times. Read more: I don't believe in God, but I do believe in Nick Cave This comes after the Bad Seeds frontman revealed the first board back in 2015, inspired by his track 'Nature Boy'. Now, Fast Times have shared an image of their latest limited edition...

New ‘Austin City Limits’ series to showcase live performances from Radiohead, Nick Cave and more

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A new Sky Arts series will feature archive performances from the likes of Radiohead and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The renowned US music show Austin City Limits - which debuted back in 1976 - is behind the footage of the classic sets, with a new five-episode series of the show set to air next month on UK TV...