Nick Cave confirms the new Bad Seeds album is “nearly finished”

Nick Cave

Speaking in Melbourne on 19 January, the musician revealed that a forthcoming LP is “nearly finished”.

Earlier this month, Nick Cave brought his So What do You Want to Know?’ Conversations with Nick Cave Tour to New Zealand and his native Australia. At a date in Melbourne on 19 January, he revealed to the audience that the new Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album could soon be on its way.

When speaking on the topic of new material, Cave reportedly said: “We’ve really nearly finished a new record, I would say, and it’s an amazing thing in my opinion.” He also added that he is “very, very excited” about the forthcoming release. A release date is yet to be announced.

News of the seventeenth Bad Seeds LP was initially broken by Cave’s wife, Suzie Bick in September 2018.  On her website, called The Vampires’ Wife, she spoke about her autumn flu and said Cave currently isn’t with her. She wrote, “He is in LA making a new record. Some of his songs reveal themselves at night in his fever dreams. They are his Fever Songs. What lovely jobs we have.”

At each date of his tour, Cave has played music requests from fans and answered their questions in Q&A sessions. The tour has previously stopped off at Dublin and various locations on the east coast of America. The Australian leg debuted in Cave’s home town of Wangaratta on 5 January, an experience which he has described as “restorative, like a circle completed”.

Cave’s last full-length was 2016’s Skeleton Tree, which topped Crack Magazine’s list of the best albums of 2016. Since then, he’s released a live EP of recordings from a Copenhagen show. Entitled Distant Sky (Live From Copenhagen), it was released on 28 September 2018.