Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (collaborator in Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and in Dirty Three) have surprised everyone by the sudden release of an album entitled ‘Carnage’. The album is available to be streamed immediately from here and with physical copies in the shops from 28 May 2021 wich can be pre-ordered here.
The album was recorded over a period of weeks during lockdown. Although the pair have composed & recorded many soundtracks together, and Warren is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, this is the first time they have released an entire album of new songs as a duo.
Nick Cave describes the album as:
a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.
Warren Ellis says:
Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity – the eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two and a half days.
Watch out for a review here on Backseat Mafia.