And NME.COM was there...

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and some of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds performed a short set in front of an invited audience of 300 people last night at an intimate LONDON venue to launch their new album.

Resplendent in a brown velvet suit and looking relaxed, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds led the pared-down line-up of Warren Ellis on violin, Martyn Casey on bass and Jim Sclavunos on drums through a five numbers from new album ‘Nocturama’, which is released on February 3.

The 30-minute set at the ornate Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush didn’t include forthcoming single ‘Bring It On’, but they threw in the classic ‘Murder Ballads’ track ‘Henry Lee’ as an unexpected crowd-pleaser, and finished with an encore of ‘Hallelujah’ from 2001’s ‘No More Shall We Part’.

The set-list ran:

‘He Wants You’

‘Wonderful Life’

‘Still In Love’

‘Rock Of Gibraltar’

‘Babe, I’m On Fire’

‘Henry Lee’



‘Nocturama’, released through Mute, is followed by ‘Bring It On’ on February 24.