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Live review: Nick Cave, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sun 26 Apr 2015

27 Apr 20154 stars

'As raucous, tender, carnal and dramatic as a Cave show should be . . . full of unexpected treats'

Nick Cave’s accompanists for the night (they’re not billed as Bad Seeds, despite being to all intents and purposes exactly that) arrive on stage ahead of him and strike up the bass rumble of ‘Water’s Edge’. Then, as the man himself struts on, there’s a…

20,000 Days on Earth

15 Sep 20144 stars

This eclectic pseudo-doc paints a fittingly askew portrait of the musician Nick Cave

20,000 Days on Earth spins the seductive, semi-truthful story of Nick Cave. It's an existentialist pseudo-documentary, taking in love, death and memories as well as the art of song-writing, storytelling and performance. With its theme of self…

Nick Cave told Kylie Minogue to 'sing less'

14 Sep 2014

Music gossip

Nick Cave told Kylie Minogue to "sing less". The Bad Seed rocker worked with the 'Sexercize' hitmaker in 1995 when they released their single 'Where The Wild Roses Grow' and despite landing a Top 20 hit together, he wasn't overly keen on her…

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Barrowland, Glasgow, Thu 31 Oct 2013

6 Nov 20135 stars

Cave and co deliver a combination of gothic majesty and piano-led balladry on All Hallow's Eve

All Hallow's Eve feels like the perfect night to see Nick Cave – the self-styled dark prince of punk – when the veil between this world and the next is purportedly at its thinnest. These days, the Sussex-dwelling Cave is more a reluctant national…

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds set for UK tour 2013

11 Oct 2013

Gigs in Glasgow, Brighton, London, Manchester and Edinburgh

The Barrowlands and the Usher Hall – how many other artists could play both venues on consecutive nights and look equally at home in each? Dark Lords of both the grubby and the grand, Nick Cave and his cohort of mean-looking backing musicians the Bad…

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Top 5: Books that inspired songs

11 Jul 2013

Books that have inspired songs, including Perfume, Ghost World, Pale Fire and Paradise Lost

When Oasis broke down en route to T in the Park, the AA offered Noel Gallagher space for two people in their van – he took Simon Mason, the 'Rock 'N' Roll Doctor', and left the rest of the band stranded on the hard shoulder. Bruvs before drugs, Noel. To…

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away

17 Jan 20134 stars

Tarnished lullabies of sadness and bitter menace

(Bad Seed Ltd) It would be a tired cliché indeed to speculate whether Nick Cave is mellowing with age just because this new album barely makes it out of second gear. The feral sex-wolf of legend is largely absent here, but in these tarnished…

Five films scored by rock musicians

5 Nov 2012

As Jonny Greenwood scores The Master, we look at soundtracks by Neil Young, Nick Cave and Daft Punk

With Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest movie The Master already being showered with plaudits and sweeping the board across a number of international film festivals it may be worth noting that the enigmatic director’s latest foray into the world of art-house…

A guide to publishing companies in Scotland

5 Nov 2012

The innovative companies keeping the Scottish literary scene buzzing

If one press has led the way in Scottish publishing, it’s Canongate. The team may be relatively small, but since Yann Martel won the Booker for Life of Pi in 2002, its global impact has been difficult to ignore. Canongate now publishes Barack Obama’s…

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Nocturama/ Abattoir Blues, The Lyre of Orpheus and Dig, Lazarus Dig!!!

18 Jul 20123 stars

Cave's last three albums released in 5.1 surround sound

Being the kind of artist who inspires obsessive collection by his fans, this final phase of a schedule which has seen all of Nick Cave’s studio albums re-released in 5.1 surround sound with extra tracks and video makes perfect sense. The first two…

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12 Jul 20123 stars

Nick Cave-penned A-list prohibition drama starring Hardy and Oldman

John Hillcoat and Nick Cave re-team after gritty Aussie western The Proposition for Lawless, another tale of strong-willed men living in a period of violence and uncertainty. This time round, the action takes place in prohibition-era America…

Grinderman split

12 Dec 2011

Music Gossip

Nick Cave has announced the split of his Grinderman project. The singer said the group are "over" as they played the final date of their current Australian tour at the Meredith Music Festival this weekend. He told the crowd: "That's it for…

Nick Cave's portrait gallery

8 Sep 2010

Music Gossip

A gallery of fans' "shocking" portraits of Nick Cave hangs at his record company's offices. The frontman of rock groups The Bad Seeds and Grinderman said he gets sent an unusual amount of fan-made art devoted to him sent to his record company, Mute…

Nick Cave, Jackie Kay and Alan Warner set for Dundee Literary Festival 2010

24 Jun 2010

Watch out Edinburgh, there’s a new kid on the east coast block. Well, OK, chances are Dundee’s bookish extravaganza might never quite reach the exalted status of the capital’s world-beating literary fiesta but it’s making a very strong case for itself…

Nick Cave makes Irregular appearance in Edinburgh

24 Jun 2010

No, you didn’t just hallucinate that. Nick Cave’s popping down to the Roxy. This Canongate Books/Edinburgh International Film Festival multimedia event brings the Aussie music/film/literature icon, who will be reading from his novel, The Death of Bunny…

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Nick Cave reading in Edinburgh at Canongate literary cabaret night Irregular

16 Jun 2010

Ladiezangenulmen! Mr! Nick! Cave! Canongate pull off something of a coup with an appearance by the Lord of Darkness at their literary cabaret night. Thanking their lucky stars that they’re on this line-up are writer David Whitehouse and musician Jed…

Nick Cave book reading announced for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010

15 Jun 2010

Musician and author Nick Cave will be appearing at the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival. He will be reading from his book The Death of Bunny Munro, published by Edinburgh-based publisher Canongate. The reading will be part of the…

Book and Literary festivals in Scotland 2010

28 May 2010

With Glasgow’s Aye Write! and Aberdeen’s Word behind us for another year, Scotland’s book lovers are now holding their breath for the real heavyweight of the nation’s literary calendar, the Edinburgh Book Festival (Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Sat…

Pere Ubu, Mogwai, Thomas Truax and Zombie Zombie set for The Glasgow Music and Film Festival

17 Feb 2010

The Music and Film Festival is a strange beast, full of contradictions and tangents that threaten to pull apart its coherence, but ultimately make it the most exciting strand of this year’s Glasgow Film Festival. Co-curated by the Arches, and featuring…

The Hot 100 2009

18 Dec 2009

Compiled by List staff through a painstaking process of review and debate, the Hot 100 is the comprehensive list of Scottish creative talent, covering both individuals and organisations who’ve made a standout contribution to culture in 2009. This year’s…

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All Tomorrow's Parties

13 Nov 20093 stars

(E) 83min (Warp Films) It’s been ten years since All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP) began their high concept underground music happenings at the Bowlie Weekender in Camber Sands holiday camp. Since then the invited musicians of the calibre of Patti Smith…

Books hitlist

4 Nov 2009

Imprint A strong looking line-up for this East Ayrshire book festival with the likes of James Kelman, James Robertson and Jackie Kay in attendance. Various venues, Sat 7–14 Nov. James Ellroy Borders Books and GFT, Glasgow, Thu 5 Nov…

Interview with Sum author David Eagleman

4 Nov 2009

Brian Eno composed a score for it. Stephen Fry sent sales rocketing when he mentioned it on Twitter and Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker and Miranda Richardson have been recorded reading from it. Kirstin Innes meets David Eagleman, author of Sum, one of 2009’s…

Hitlist: Books

2 Oct 2009

Literary highlights this fortnight

Vic Reeves, Heroic Poetic Extravaganza, And Another Thing … Hitchhiker Celebration, Nick Cave, Liz Lochhead and Jackie Kay: Voice, Liz Lochhead and Jackie Kay: Voice, Denise Mina and Alan Bissett, Zoe Strachan and Louise Welsh: Diverse City

Book to the Future

1 Oct 2009

Considering the future of how we read

It’s not quite meltdown yet. The good news is, some stories are projected to sell well in the coming year – the adventures of a young magician, the new Dan Brown, also some book called The Bible (sometimes bought in two parts, doubling sales potential).