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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are ‘mixing’ their next album

Exciting news for Bad Seeds fans...

By Nick Reilly

Nick Cave at Roskilde Festival, Denmark, 2018
(Photo: Henry W. Laurisch/Wikimedia Commons)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are about to start mixing their new album, Cave has revealed.

It means that fans of the group won’t have too long to wait until the follow-up to 2019’s Ghosteen arrives.

In a new post on Facebook, Cave confirmed that he’s heading to “Buffalo to mix the new Bad Seeds album”, following the conclusion of his latest solo tour.

The latest update comes after Cave said earlier this year that work on the record was almost finished.

“Thank you for your kind words,” he told a fan who asked a question about soulmates on his Red Hand Files website.

“But before I answer I’d like to let everyone know that I am now back in the studio finishing the new Bad Seeds record.

“I will continue to read all the letters that come in, and will be with you in spirit, but my replies may not be that regular or very expansive over the next few weeks.”

Last month, he also debuted a new song called ‘To Be Found’ at a concert in Chicago.

““The sentiment is simple and softly spoken, the song unable to even declare its name, but still it is a special song, full of unspecified emotional impact and a great pleasure to play. I think I’ll call the song “To Be Found,” he said.

In an interview with NME this year, Cave said that he didn’t think that he and the band could make “an old-school Bad Seeds record anymore where it’s basically a rock band playing”.

He added: “I don’t see that happening. Not that this next [Bad Seeds] record is ambient – it’s not at all – but I just don’t see us going back to that basic rock’n’roll style. I just don’t know how to do it anymore.”

Cave also suggested he could make a new record with garage rock side project Grinderman. They haven’t made an album together since 2010.