Nick Cave in London
Half of the Songkick team recently hit the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds show at Hammersmith Apollo.
credit Snap Punk!
It was my first Nick Cave gig after years of loving his records, which was unusual – most of the bands I see live for the first time are those I’ve only just got into.
First up the show was brilliant. He played a ton of my old favourites (Into My Arms, Stagger Lee, Red Right Hand, The Ship Song) as well as tracks from the new record Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! One of my favourite tracks from it is More News from Nowhere for you to enjoy below.
One of the oddest things for me about seeing Nick live was that I’d built him up in my head to be some sort of weird combination of a gunslanging cowboy pimp (Stagger Lee) and the kind of guy you’d find at the back of an old country church on Sunday (Into My Arms). After watching him play I think I’m not so far off…on stage he flips incredibly naturally between those styles. One of a kind.