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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: New Album Vinyl & CD – Out Friday


CARNAGE the new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis is out on vinyl & CD on Friday, 18 June.

To mark the global release of CARNAGE, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis have recorded a very special conversation together, in which they answer questions from fans about their new album.

The pre-recorded audio conversation will be streamed via YouTube Premiere at 7pm BST on Friday, and will be available online following the streaming event

CARNAGE is a new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, recorded over a period of weeks during lockdown. Although the pair have composed & recorded many soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, this is the first time they have released an entire album of songs as a duo.

Cave describes the album as, “a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.”

“Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity,” says Ellis, “the eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two and a half days.”

Cave & Ellis’ sonic and lyrical adventurism continues apace on Carnage, an album that emerged almost by accident out of the downtime created by the long, anxious, global emergency.

Carnage is a record for these uncertain times – one shot through with moments of distilled beauty and that resonates with an almost defiant sense of hope. Their creative chemistry is rooted in their long history of music making, both as collaborators and as individual artists. They first crossed paths in 1993, when Ellis played violin on several songs for the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Let Love In, before going on to join the band as a full time member. The two have also recorded as Grinderman, formed in 2006, and have composed and recorded numerous, film, TV and theatre soundtracks together.

“Carnage will be our greatest lockdown album” The Telegraph ★★★★★

“Master craftsmen at the peak of their powers” NME ★★★★★

“This is simply a gift” Evening Standard ★★★★★

“The firebrand returns” The Observer ★★★★★

Greg Kinne
Greg Kinne
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.


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