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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Making of Wild God Part Two.

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return with new album, ‘Wild God’, releasing on August 30th.


The first taste of the band’s 18th studio album is title track 'Wild God’, released on announcement, out now - LISTEN


Second single 'Frogs' followed - LISTEN


A new album trailer shows the band in the process of recording in Miraval Studios in Provence.




“I hope the album has the effect on listeners that it’s had on me,” Cave says. “It bursts out of the speaker, and I get swept up with it. It’s a complicated record, but it’s also deeply and joyously infectious. There is never a masterplan when we make a record. The records rather reflect back the emotional state of the writers and musicians who played them. Listening to this, I don’t know, it seems we’re happy.”


Across ten tracks, the band dance between convention and experimentation, taking left-turns and detours that heighten the rich imagery and emotion in Cave’s soul-stirring narratives. It is the sound of a group emboldened by reconnection and taking flight. There are moments that touch fondly upon the Bad Seeds’ past but they are fleeting, and serve only to imbue the relentless and restless forward motion of the band.


Produced by Cave and Warren Ellis, and mixed by David Fridmann, Cave began writing the album on New Year’s Day 2023. With sessions at Miraval in Provence and Soundtree in London, the Bad Seeds added their unique alchemy, with additional performances from Colin Greenwood (bass) and Luis Almau (nylon string guitar, acoustic guitar).


“Wild God…there’s no fucking around with this record. When it hits, it hits. It lifts you. It moves you. I love that about it.” Nick Cave


‘Wild God’ will be released on Bad Seed in partnership with Play It Again Sam on streaming, CD, and standard and limited edition vinyl. The track listing is as follows:


Song of the Lake

Wild God

Frogs

Joy

Final Rescue Attempt

Conversion

Cinnamon Horses

Long Dark Night

O Wow O Wow (How Wonderful She Is)

As the Waters Cover the Sea


 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - THE WILD GOD TOUR is on sale now, with second shows added in Amsterdam and Antwerp due to high demand.


FULL DATES AND DETAILS HERE.

 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are:


Nick Cave Thomas Wydler Martyn Casey Jim Sclavunos

Warren Ellis George Vjestica

 
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