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Discover Weekly: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

With the recent release of “Skeleton Tree”, the first studio album by The Bad Seeds since 2013, Nick Cave is set to re release, “One More Time With Feeling” to cinemas come December 1st. 

Australian natives, The Bad Seeds were formed in 1983, by Nick Cave after the prior demise of his band “Birthday Party”. The band comprised of Blixa Bargeld, Mick Harvey and Cave. The alternative band manifested themselves in Melbourne, before setting sail and landing upon the shores of the United Kingdom. A series of disputes met with relentless studio recording would ultimately provide crucial grounding for The Bad Seeds. 

Several years of touring would ensue, following the release of their debut album, “From Her to Eternity”. The Bad Seeds would tour and release new material until 1997, the band were to release one more album, “The Boatman’s Call”, before Cave would postpone further musical involvement and recoil into a 4 year hiatus. 

Entering the 00′s, The Bad Seeds would reform with a fresh set of songs, and an entirely new perspective on music, to cement the resurrection of the band, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds released “No More Shall We Part”, followed by “Nocturama”(2003), “Abbatoir Blues” minus Blixa Bargeld (2005), “Dig Lazarus Dig!!!” (2008), “Push The Sky Away” (2013), and finally, “Skeleton Tree” (2016). 

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have created an entire legacy, built on lament and sorrow. Each song penned by Cave has a tinge of melancholy, met with synth and guitar, with lyrics inspired by Sigmund Freud and Nina Simone, Cave writes in a manner that de-constructs his personal life, capitalising on his own vulnerability and sorrow. 

Sounds like; The Smiths, The Cramps.