Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are working on a Carnage and Ghosteen concert film

One More Time With Feeling director Andrew Dominik is behind the new film.

Last month, Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis surprised fans by releasing a new collaborative album entitled Carnage. Cave first teased the new record back in January in a letter shared on his Red Hand Files website. In a response to a fan, who wondered how Cave’s lockdown was going, the artist mentioned the LP title and wrote, “I did go into the studio – with Warren – to make a record.” In a more recent letter, Cave added, “The main reason Warren and I went into the studio was not to make a record. I think, more than anything, we just wanted to spend some time together.”

The pair have since revealed that they are working on a concert film featuring tracks from the album, alongside music from 2019’s Ghosteen LP. Andrew Dominik, the director behind the 2016 documentary and performance film One More Time With Feeling, will be directing the new film, too. One More Time With Feeling documented the recording of Bad Seeds’ album Skeleton Tree, following the death of Cave’s 15-year-old son Arthur.

Taking to Red Hand Files earlier this week, Cave shared the news with fans. He wrote: “Now, our friend, Andrew Dominik, the movie director, has come to London to film Warren and me attempting to play Carnage (and Ghosteen) live.”

“Five years have passed since Andrew made ‘One More Time with Feeling’,” adds Cave.”Much has changed. But some things haven’t. The world still turns, ever perilous, but containing its many joys. Music remains a balm. Friendships endure. This letter is fractured. I am so excited to perform.”

As part of our Supporters Week programme, we’re thrilled to be welcoming Warren Ellis into the fold for a very special lecture, where he’ll be talking about five essential classical composers. The lecture will take place today (26 March) at 5pm (GMT). Sign up now and get your free 30 day Supporters pass.