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10 indie anthems from 2008 that still sound amazing

2008 will probably be remembered as the year everything went to shit. The global financial crisis kicked off stateside, David Cameron’s Tories grew in strength and a huge fire destroyed the historic pier at Weston-Super-Mare. Times were obviously tough. On the other hand, some of our favourite late-noughties bangers came out. Swings and roundabouts, eh? From the feel good indie...

Josh Homme not producing Nick Cave’s new album despite reports

Nick Cave and Josh Homme
Nick Cave is not working with Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme on his next album, despite recent reports. Cave and his band The Bad Seeds released their latest album 'Skeleton Tree' in September 2016 and reports recently suggested that Cave and co had drafted in Homme for its follow-up. German director Fatih Akin reportedly broke the news in a recent interview,...

Listen to Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker’s cover of ‘Peaky Blinders’ theme ‘Red Right Hand’

Jarvis Cocker and Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker have covered Nick Cave's 'Red Right Hand' for the fourth series of Peaky Blinders. 'Red Right Hand' is used as the theme music in the BBC show. The show's star Helen McCrory revealed the news of the collaboration on The One Show last month (November 14). "Every year, look out for different singers, and who's going to do the cover music,"...

‘What makes a song Peaky?’ How ‘Peaky Blinders’ amazing soundtrack gets selected

peaky blinder season 4 soundtrack
Former Pulp bassist Antony Genn is the soundtrack composer for Peaky Blinders season 4. Here he explains some of his excellent choices and spills some secrets on upcoming tracks. 1. 'Alas Salvation' - Yak Episode: one The scene: When John Shelby is doing his best impression of a country gent Genn says: “I love Yak. They’ve got pure visceral energy – blood and guts,...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds confirmed to headline INmusic festival 2018

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds  have been announced as the next headliners of Croatia's acclaimed INmusic festival 2018. Joining previously announced headliners Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Cave and co will be continuing their epic 'Skeleton Tree' world tour (featuring an already legendary show at The O2 in London) by heading to one of Europe's most beloved festivals. Set...

Nick Cave announces huge outdoor UK show – with epic list of support acts

Patti Smith, Nick Cave and St Vincent
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have been confirmed for a huge outdoor London show as part of the new All Points East Festival - with support from St Vincent, Patti Smith and many more. Buy now: Tickets to All Points East festival With LCD Soundsystem, The xx and Bjork already announced to headline the main weekend of the All...

Roger Waters hits back at Nick Cave’s defence of Israel gig

Rogers Waters has hit back at Nick Cave after he defied the Pink Floyd icon's plea to cancel a gig in Israel last weekend. Last month, Waters joined musicians including Thurston Moore to campaign against the Tel Aviv show, urging Cave to cancel the show “while apartheid remains.” The show went ahead last night, with Cave telling local press how it would...

Nick Cave criticised by Roger Waters and Thurston Moore over Israel shows

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have faced criticism from outspoken critics of the Israeli government, including Roger Waters & Thurston Moore, ahead of two shows in Tel Aviv next month. In an open letter to Cave, Artists For Palestine UK, which counts Moore and Waters among its members, urged him to cancel the show "while apartheid remains." "Domination means Palestinian...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Patti Smith announce huge Irish show

Nick Cave and Patti Smith
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced a huge show in Ireland for next summer, with Patti Smith due to support. Cave and his band will play their first show in Ireland for over 10 years with the gig, which is due to take place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on June 6, 2018. ...

I don’t believe in God – but I do believe in Nick Cave

Forgive the extreme hyperbole, but I’ve just come back from watching Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds put on the show of their lives at London’s O2 arena and I don’t think I’ll ever be the same again. I’ve seen the lanky Lothario play a handful of times before and he’s always been nothing short of amazing – let’s...