Nick Cave and his bad seed friends are back with a newer, poppier-sounding single, ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ which bodes well for the forthcoming album of the same name. And this has really great, descriptive, witty lyrics. His previous album, ‘Abbatoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus’ is my favourite Nick Cave record of all so I look forward to hearing where he’s gone next, after the pounding blues of the ‘Grinderman’ detour.
He really is a fascinating artist who is often overlooked as one of the truly great artists but there are few people to release so many excellent albums over the space of 30 years or so. Apart from Cliff Richard, obviously.