Grinderman, the band comprising Nick Cave and three of his bandmates in The Bad Seeds, are to record their second album straight after their summer tour.
Cave is promising that the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Grinderman’ will feature a totally different sound to its predecessor and to The Bad Seeds‘ last, Grinderman-influenced, album ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’.
Speaking to XFM, Cave explained: “When we go in to make the next Grinderman record we don’t want it to sound like the last Bad Seeds record or the Grinderman record before and we’re forced to find something new. But that’s always been the way!
“There’s a lot of work around the Grinderman project that we wanna do in a more serious way this time. The thing about Grinderman was that we just threw out the [debut] record and we made it very quickly. We wondered about its affect on us and it was hugely important on The Bad Seeds.”
However, the new ‘serious’ emphasis may not result in a more commercial or serious album.
He added: “The thing that Grinderman will remain committed to is that it doesn’t matter; if the whole thing goes belly-up and if people really hate it then we don’t care because we have The Bad Seeds anyway so that gives us an enormous amount of freedom to go and spend three months in Bulgaria or something.”
Grinderman are set to perform at festivals including Latitude, Roskilde and Oya, before returning to the recording studio.
Their second album is expected to be released in early 2009.