With “Jubilee Street,” we’re now two tracks into the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds record and it’s becoming even more clear that Push the Sky Away will be a clean break from the nasty and rowdy Nick Cave of Grinderman. Like first single, “We No Who U R,” “Jubilee Street,” is a calm and meditative number, skillfully orchestrated and exquisitely narrated by a man whose voice has the ability to twist a seemingly innocuous stroll into a tale of regret and deceit. The man does have a way with words, especially when his subject roams the urban underbelly of lost and forgotten souls. Press play, read along, and you’ll see what I mean. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will be released on February 19th. The albums first single can be sampled here.
- August 25, 2015
If musicians were subject to rules of an NFL-style draft, Royal Headache's vocalist, a man who goes by the name Shogun, would be a first round pick. His voice has the wear of a life that hasn't always been an easy one to live. He's got soul. He's got effortless range. If he came in the age in the late '60s he could have fronted the Faces. In the '70s it would have been The Nerves or The Jam. And, if he came of age in the '80s, and really, really liked his booze, he could slide right into an outfit like the Replacements. In the grunge era, he would have sung like he had marbles in his mouth. Let's be glad Shogun is not active in 1995, but in 2015, where he sounds right at home in this scrappy four-piece, garage band from Sydney. Read More