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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: “Jubilee Street” New Video Directed by John Hillcoat

Directed by John Hillcoat

Featuring Ray Winstone

Push The Sky Away Out Feb 19th

“Seven minutes of craggy and lecherous slow-burning decadence, and it’s every bit as stickily badass as that description implies.”–STEREOGUM

“Classic Bad Seeds—morose lyrics that seemed ripped from a Victorian-era man’s shameful diary entries, a sinister string section and Cave’s intense, tormented delivery.”–PASTE

“If the rest of the new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds record sounds like… the previously shared ‘We No Who U R‘ and the freshly uploaded ‘Jubilee Street’—it’s bound to become one of the band’s most sinister quiet storms.”–SELF-TITLED

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds reveal the video to “Jubilee Street”, the first single from the band’s fifteenth studio album Push The Sky Away to be released on February 19th on Bad Seed Ltd.

The video is directed by long time Bad Seeds collaborator John Hillcoat, and features Ray Winstone who stared in Nick Cave’s and John Hillcoat’s award winning kangaroo western The Proposition (2005). The video was shot on location in the East End of London in December 2012.

“It was a real pleasure hanging around the set and watching Ray do his thing. He is a master. What a great actor. And of course, working with my friend and collaborator John Hillcoat is always a blast”–Nick Cave

View the video now at

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will be presenting their new album live with the accompaniment of strings and choir at a series of one-off launch event shows in London, Paris, Berlin and Los Angeles.  Film-makers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard will also be screening a new short film about the making of ‘Push the Sky Away’. The film features unprecedented access to the working process of The Bad Seeds and unique insights from Nick, the band and producer Nick Launay.

Push The Sky Away – Launch shows:

Feb 10th – London – Her Majesty’s Theatre  – SOLD OUT
Feb 11th – Paris – Trianon  – SOLD OUT
Feb 13th – Berlin – Admiralspalast – SOLD OUT
Feb 21st – Los Angeles – Fonda Theatre  – SOLD OUT

Tickets for these exclusive events are now sold out. For further dates please check the bands

Pre-order the album on iTunesAmazon now.

For further information, please contact Steve Martin at nasty little man or Tel: 212 343 0740

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to Play SXSW: NPR Music Showcase at Stubb’s

North American Tour in Support of Push The Sky Away to Begin March 13 in Austin

We are pleased to announce that Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will be kicking off their 2013 North American tour at SXSW on Wednesday, March 13th. Cave and company will perform this year’s NPR showcase at Stubb’s, supporting their 15th studio album, Push The Sky Away (out Feb 19th on Bad Seed Ltd).

On Tuesday, 12th March, in conjunction with his SXSW performance, SXSW Film and Music will host Nick Cave in Conversation with New York based author Larry Ratso Sloman. Sloman’s numerous collaborators include Howard Stern, David Blaine, magic historian William Kalush and Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he worked on the memoir Scar Tissue. Sloman also wrote an account of Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour, On the Road with Bob Dylan, and penned Reefer Madness, a history of marijuana use in the United States.

Nick Cave is an internationally acclaimed author, composer, screenwriter and actor. In recent years, Cave wrote the screenplays for The Proposition and Lawless, while he and Warren Ellis scored The Proposition and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and The Road. The two more recently presented the Lawless soundtrack featuring Cave/Ellis originals and classic compositions performed by The Bootleggers and the likes of Ralph Stanley, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and more.

This conversation between the two prolific creative forces of Cave and Sloman is not to be missed.

The aforementioned Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds tour is nearly completely sold out in advance. See below for a full list of dates. In the meantime, head to the Cave’s website, where “Jubilee Street” from Push The Sky Away is now streaming.  The album’s first single “We No Who U R” is available now.

02/21/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre +
03/13/13 — Austin, TX — Stubbs Amphitheater
03/14/13 – Dallas, TX – McFarlin Auditorium
03/16/13 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman +
03/17/13 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel +
03/19/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Keswick
03/20/13 – Bethesda, MD – Strathmore +
03/22/13 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
03/23/13 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall +
03/24/13 – Boston, MA – Orpheum +
03/29/13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater +
03/30/13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
04/01/13 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre +
04/03/13 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre +

+ sold out

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: Global Launch Events: London, Paris, Berlin, & LA

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced a series of very special events to mark the forthcoming release of their fifteenth studio album ‘Push the Sky Away’ out 19th February on Bad Seed Ltd.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will be presenting their new album live with the accompaniment of strings and choir at a series of one-off launch event shows in London, Paris, Berlin and Los Angeles. Film-makers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard will also be screening a new short film about the making of ‘Push the Sky Away’. The film features unprecedented access to the working process of The Bad Seeds and unique insights from Nick, the band and producer Nick Launay.

Feb 10thLondonHer Majesty’s Theatre
Feb 11thParisTrianon
Feb 13thBerlinAdmiralspalast
Feb 21stLos AngelesFonda Theatre

Tickets for these exclusive events will be available via on Thursday, Jan 17th at 11am EST.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Martin / Perri Cohen at nasty little man / 212-343-0740

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: “Jubilee Street”

New Track Off Push The Sky Away

Listen here:

Australian and North American Tour

“Jubilee Street”, the second track to be released from Push The Sky Away the fifteenth studio album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds has been revealed.

Listen here:

Tickets for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds forthcoming tours of Australia & North America are nearly sold-out. The band will be commencing their Australian run at the iconic Sydney Opera House where tickets for all three shows sold out in under an hour. Meanwhile in the USA, the band has just added a third night at New York’s Beacon Theatre. The complete Australian and US tour schedule is as follows:

Feb 26th – Sydney, NSW – Sydney Opera House – SOLD OUT
Feb 27th – Sydney, NSW – Sydney Opera House – SOLD OUT
Feb 28th – Sydney, NSW – Sydney Opera House – SOLD OUT
March 2nd – Melbourne, VIC – Sidney Myer Music Bowl
March 3rd – Adelaide, SA – Thebarton Theatre – SOLD OUT
March 6th – Perth, WA – Red Hill Auditorium
March 8th – Brisbane, QLD – Riverstage
March 9th – Sydney, NSW – Enmore Theatre – SOLD OUT

Mar 14th – Dallas, TX – McFarlin Auditorium
Mar 16th – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – SOLD OUT
Mar 17th – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel – SOLD OUT
Mar 19th – Philadelphia, PA – Keswick
Mar 20th – Bethesda, MD (Washington, DC) – Strathmore  – SOLD OUT
Mar 22th – Montreal, QB – Metropolis
Mar 23rd – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall SOLD OUT
Mar 24th – Boston, MA – Orpheum – SOLD OUT
Mar 28th – New York, NY – Beacon – SOLD OUT
Mar 29th – New York, NY – Beacon – SOLD OUT
Mar 30th – New York, NY – Beacon – JUST ADDED
Apr 1st – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre – SOLD OUT
Apr 3rd – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre – SOLD OUT

Preceding the North American dates, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will be making a rare appearance in Mexico:

February 18th – Mexico City – El Plaza – SOLD OUT
February 19th – Mexico City – El Plaza

Finally, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will be appearing at the following European festivals with more festival dates to be announced soon:

Jun 13th – Bergenfest – Bergen, Norway
Jun 14th – Norwegian Wood Festival – Norway
Jun 15th – Northside Festival – Aarhus, Denmark
Jul 11th – Lucca Summer Festival – Italy
Jul 13th – Pohoda Festival – Trencin, Slovakia
Jul 28th – Greenville Festival – Paaren, Berlin, Germany
Aug 17th – Frequency Festival – Austria

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler, Jim Sclavunos and Conway Savage.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Martin / Perri Cohen at nasty little man


19th FEBRUARY 2013


“Well, if I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then Push The Sky Away is the ghost-baby in the incubator and Warren’s loops are its tiny, trembling heart-beat.” Nick Cave

At the heart of Push the Sky Away is a naturalism and warmth that makes it the most subtly beautiful of all the Bad Seeds albums. The contemporary settings of myths, and the cultural references that have time-stamped Nick’s songs of the twenty-first century mist lightly through details drawn from the life he observed around his seaside home, through the tall windows on the album’s mysterious and ambiguous cover.

The songs on this album took form in a modest notebook with shellac covers over the course of almost a year. The notebook is a treasured analogue artefact but the internet is equally important to Nick: Googling curiosities, being entranced by exotic Wikipedia entries “whether they’re true or not”. These songs convey how on the internet profoundly significant events, momentary fads and mystically-tinged absurdities sit side-by-side and question how we might recognise and assign weight to what’s genuinely important.

Push the Sky Away was produced by Nick Launay and recorded at La Fabrique, a recording studio based in a 19th Century mansion in the South of France, where the walls of the main studio are lined with an immense collection of classical vinyl.

“I enter the studio with a handful of ideas, unformed and pupal; it’s the Bad Seeds that transform them into things of wonder. Ask anyone who has seen them at work. They are unlike any other band on earth for pure, instinctive inventiveness.” Nick Cave

On this album it’s not always apparent what instruments the band is playing: they may be traditional musical instruments but other sounds are clearly generated by objects unrelated to musical instruments. What’s being created is a collective musical language that’s rich and complex.

Push the Sky Away has a clarity and sweet strangeness that’s built upon the refusal to accept limitations, whether they be the traditional uses and sounds of musical instruments, lyric styles, or diminished spiritual horizons.

“I don’t know, this record just seems new, you know, but new in an old school kind of way” Nick Cave

Push the Sky Away, the fifteenth studio album by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be released in February 2013 on CD/ Ltd CD-DVD / Vinyl / Digital.

Track one “We No Who U R” is  available  from 3rd December. The track comes as a download with every pre-order album purchase via or iTunes. “We No Who U R” will also be available as a single download from all digital retailers.

Bad Seed Ltd.


We No Who U R
Wide Lovely Eyes
Water’s Edge
Jubilee Street
We Real Cool
Finishing Jubilee Street
Higgs Boson Blues
Push The Sky Away

Nick Cave – Vocals, piano, Rhodes, backing vocals
Warren Ellis – Violin, viola, flute, tenor guitar, synthesizer, loops, Rhodes, backing vocals
Martyn Casey – Bass
Thomas Wydler – Drums
Jim Sclavunos – Percussion
Conway Savage – Vocals