Nick Cave has announced details of the second album from his Grinderman sideproject. Imaginatively titled 'Grinderman 2', the record is due for release on September 10th, and will be followed by a European tour, which sadly still lacks an Irish date.
Grinderman also features the talents of Cave's film soundtrack composing partner Warren Ellis, as well as multi-instrumentalists Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos. 'Grinderman 2' was self-produced with the help Nick Launay, who also co-produced the band's first album.
Earlier in the year, Ellis told The Quietus that the new material would be very different from Cave's last album 'Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!' and from the first Grinderman album.
"There’s an attitude in there that’s similar, but sonically it’s got some pretty weird things going on. It's probably more fleshed out than the first one, we've probably learned to play the instruments a bit more. I play lots of stuff on there, there's violin on it, which I didn't get in the other one, and a lot of backing vocals.
"It's kind of like stoner rock meets Sly Stone via Amon Duul. It's very diverse, and there's a lot of stuff on there that doesn't sound like anything we've done before. Nick's got a different thing going on with the lyrics than he would have from the Bad Seeds, and he's found a new thing from the first album. Less sex? I wouldn’t say that. It's psychedelic, and I think it's great. "