Apr 20, 2013 Music
Hopes that the high-octane Grinderman project might leech into Cave’s subsequent work are dashed with this, his first for five years.
It should be called The Nick & Warren Show, because the sampled loops, scrawny guitar figures and scratchy violin of multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis dominate. And that’s no bad thing.
But then, Cave goes and writes and sings about bloodied virgins and doomed mermaids and black spiders leaping between lady legs. He’s sounding tired.