Nick Cave announced Grinderman are “over” at a festival in Australia.
As the band, a side-project for Cave and three members of his long-time band The Bad Seeds, closed their set at the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria this weekend, Cave dramatically announced that Grinderman were no more.
That’s it for Grinderman. It’s over.
He added: “See you all in another 10 years when we’ll be even older and uglier.”
The band left the stage without fuss, leaving many of the 12,000-strong crowd wondering if Cave was serious.
Grinderman began in 2006 and featured Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos in the line-up alongside Cave.
The quartet released two albums; the self-titled debut in 2007 and a follow up, ‘Grinderman 2’, in 2010.
The Meredith festival was the last stop on their recent Australian tour.