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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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Formed by Nick Cave and Mick Harvey after the demise of post-punk, gothic noise merchants The Birthday Party, Cave's dark melancholic obsessions, Biblical references and deep sense of romance have made the Bad Seeds one of the most visceral and evocative bands of recent times. Despite high critical praise and an unremitting outpouring of work, it wasn't until their seventh album 'Henry's Dream' in 1992 that the band started to cross over into the mainstream.

Featuring collaborations with PJ Harvey, Shane McGowan and the hauntingly beautiful duet 'Where the Wild Roses Grow' with Kylie Minogue, 'Murder Ballads' saw the band interpret traditional and new songs about crimes of passion to great acclaim. 'The Boatman's Call' in 1997 saw Cave turn to personal, piano ballads and 'No More Shall We Part' in 2001 chronicled his recovery from heroin and alcohol addiction, before the band returned to rip roaring rock & roll with the UK number four album 'Dig, Lazarus Dig!!!' in 2008.

After 36 years of working together, Harvey decided it was time to leave Cave and the band behind. Ed Kuepper, formally of Saints and Laughing Clowns, stepped in to fill his shoes, and the band started working on new material. Their 15th album 'Push the Sky Away' was released in 2013, earning the band two ARIA Awards for Best Adult Contemporary Album and Best Independent Release. A documentary, titled 'One More Time With Feeling', was screened in cinemas in 2016 and an accompanying album - 'Skeleton Tree', the production of which is documented in the film - was released alongside.

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