Nick Cave opens up about the ‘most emotional gig’ of his career

Nick Cave opens up about the ‘most emotional gig’ of his career

Nick Cave, who visits Edinburgh this summer, has spoken about his Manchester Arena show in September 2017 – describing the gig as the “most emotional concert of his career.” The Australian music legend played in Manchester with the Bad Seeds four months after 22 people died after a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert. And Cave has now called the gig the most emotional of his career. The frank admission came after a…

Read More

Nick Cave to visit Edinburgh on UK and European tour

Nick Cave to visit Edinburgh on UK and European tour

Nick Cave is bringing his Conversations tour to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall this summer as part of a UK and European tour. Following from a sell-out run in Australia and New Zealand, the tour sees the Bad Seeds legend answering a selection of questions from fans and performing some of his most iconic tracks on piano. Describing the tour as “an exercise in connectivity”, Cave said: “I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might…

Read More

Tributes paid as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds pianist Conway Savage dies age 58

Tributes paid as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds pianist Conway Savage dies age 58

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have paid tribute to their long-time piano and organ player, Conway Savage, who has died after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. The Australian musician, who was in a number of bands including Happy Organs, The Feral Dinosaurs and Dust on the Bible before joining Nick Cave in 1990 for the sixth Bad Seeds album The Good Son, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2017. Savage died, age…

Read More

Shirley Manson reveals the moment she wanted to be a rock star

Shirley Manson reveals the moment she wanted to be a rock star

Shirley Manson has revealed how seeing Nick Cave play with The Birthday Party in Edinburgh as a teenager inspired her to become a musician. “I saw Nick Cave play with The Birthday Party in Edinburgh and my friends who were in a Scottish band were opening up for them, so we got free tickets to see him play,” explains the Garbage frontwoman in a new feature for Forbes. “Liz Fraser from the Cocteau Twins was…

Read More

Jenni Fagan’s AAA Edinburgh

Jenni Fagan’s AAA Edinburgh

Jenni Fagan was born in Livingston, and lives in Portobello – a seaside town in Edinburgh. She has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the James Tait Black Prize. Jenni was selected as one of the Granta’s Best Young British Novelists in 2013 after the publication of her astonishing debut novel, The Panopticon. Her most recent novel, 2016’s The Sunlight…

Read More

Listen: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ new song

Listen: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ new song

Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds/Grinderman bandmate Warren Ellis have shared the title track from the forthcoming Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton Netflix film War Machine – and you can listen to it here. Described as an “absurdist war story for our times”, War Machine hits Netflix on May 26 and tells the story of General Glenn McMahon, “a man caught up in a modern war machine that keeps on churning, seemingly to no end”. The film’s soundtrack, scored…

Read More

BRIT Awards 2017 – We Predict The Winners

BRIT Awards 2017 – We Predict The Winners

The BRIT Awards 2017 are here. Well, almost, and while we’d like to be mixing and mingling with the great and the good (and the not-so-good) of British and international music during tomorrow’s (Feb 23) glitzy ceremony at London’s O2 Arena, our AAA passes sadly seem to have been lost in the post. Funny, the same thing happened last year. No matter, like the rest of you mere mortals, we’ll be kicking back on the sofa…

Read More

Nick Cave film to return to cinemas

Nick Cave film to return to cinemas

Following a ‘phenomenal response’ when it was screened for one night only earlier this month, One More Time With Feeling, the acclaimed documentary film about Nick Cave’s extraordinary life, will be returning to cinemas in December. Originally a performance based concept, One More Time With Feeling evolved into something much more significant as Dominik delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are…

Read More

New Nick Cave film to screen in UK cinemas for one night only

New Nick Cave film to screen in UK cinemas for one night only

One More Time With Feeling, the upcoming documentary film about Nick Cave’s extraordinary life, will screen in cinemas for one night only on 8 September, launching the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album Skeleton Tree. The film will be shown in 150 cinemas across the UK and Ireland and more than 650 cinemas worldwide, immediately prior to the release of Skeleton Tree the following day. Four cinemas across Edinburgh will screen One More Time With Feeling – check…

Read More

Dirty Three announce Edinburgh gig

Dirty Three announce Edinburgh gig

Australian legends Dirty Three have announced a summer gig in Edinburgh. The instrumental trio made up of violinist Warren Ellis, guitarist Mick Turner and drummer Jim White will take part in Summerhall’s exciting Nothing Ever Happens Here (NEHH) series on Tuesday, 5 July. It’s a rare visit to Scotland from Dirty Three, whose last live outing here saw them play Glasgow’s Oran Mor in 2012. The Edinburgh date will perhaps come as a surprise to some fans after the band announced they would…

Read More