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The Road OST - Pre-orders now open!
Friday 18th December '09

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' original film score to The Road is now available to pre-order - details below...

UK pre-orders here.

USA pre-orders here.

The Road - Digital Download Out Now
Tuesday 24th November '09

The digital format of Nick Cave & Warren Ellis' original soundtrack to The Road is out now to buy in the UK, with the CD format out on 4th January 2010.

 Click here to buy The Road digital download.

The Road OST - Exclusive Tracks & Artwork
Friday 20th November '09

You can now listen to 3 exclusive tracks taken from Nick Cave & Warren Ellis' soundtrack to The Road, out 4th January 2010.

Tracks The Beach, The Far Road and The Journey are now exclusively available for streaming here and on www.myspace.com/nickcaveandwarrenellis. Cover artwork is also available to view in the Works section.

The Road Soundtrack - Out 4th January
Thursday 12th November '09

 

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis are set to release their soundtrack to The Road, a new movie by John Hillcoat, on 4th January 2010. 

This highly anticipated big screen adaptation of the beloved, bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy (author of No Country For Old Men) sees Academy Award-nominee Viggo Mortensen leading an all-star cast featuring Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce and young newcomer Kodi Smit-McPhee. An epic post-apocalyptic tale of survival of a father and his young son journeying across a barren America destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm, The Road boldly imagines a future in which men are pushed to the worst and the best that they are capable of -- a future in which a father and his son are sustained by love.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have created an evocative score featuring violin and piano with beautiful fleeting melodies and eerie sound loops filled with terror and suspense. The threat of all-too-real cannibal gangs is heightened by disturbing loops and frenetic percussion. A small ensemble of wind instruments adds further scope. At key moments in the movie, scenes between the father and son are set to musical passages that are light, lyrical and elegiac.

“The movie is about the loss of things, the absence of things, the lack of things. The lack of the wife/mother is present in every frame of the film. The delicate edifice of the film holds the ache of her absence, tenderly and by the tips of the fingers,” explains Cave. “The music was composed as a direct response to the film. A light, haunting, simple score with a sense of absence and loss at its heart.”

For Hillcoat and his team, the mission was to convey the horrific aspect of a ravaged world without resorting to well-worn clichés from the end-of-the earth genre. This required delicacy on all fronts -- it meant creating a score without a big orchestral sound or melodrama or sentimentality. The Road is an adventure story, a horror story, a road movie and ultimately a love story between a father and his son, between a man and his wife, as it is a celebration of the inextinguishable will to live. The music of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis found just the right balance.

 

Download the free White Lunar 'fanzine'
Thursday 29th October '09

From today we are delighted to be able to invite you to download a free PDF 'fanzine' about the recently released White Lunar album.

This small publication includes an exclusive interview with Nick and Warren about the release as well as information about the various films the music has been composed for, a short essay on their film music collaborations by long-time friend and associate Bleddyn Butcher and a unique insight into their working processes via the reproduction of a number of personal email messages relating to the project.

We hope you will enjoy this unique and intimate insight into the White Lunar project. Please click here to download your free PDF (right-click, or control click on a Mac, and select save to download a copy to your own computer).

To celebrate the launch of this publication we have two copies of the album signed by Nick and Warren to give away. Simply sign up to the Nick Cave & Warren Ellis mailing list (at the bottom of this page) before the end of November and then we'll pick two winners at random from the list. Winners will be emailed and asked to supply a shipping address for their signed CD to be sent to. 

 Enjoy!

Bunny Munro - New T-Shirts
Monday 19th October '09

We have a new range of specially designed t-shirts for Nick Cave's new novel 'The Death Of Bunny Munro'.

You can buy these, along with other Bad Seeds merchandise here.

Signings & Events next week
Wednesday 23rd September '09

To celebrate the release of Nick's new novel The Death Of Bunny Munro, there will be a number of signings / events in the UK next week.

28th September:

1pm - Signing at HMV, 150 Oxford St, London

7pm - Signing at Waterstones, Manchester 

 

29th September:

1pm - Signing at Borders, Glasgow - SOLD OUT

 

30th September:

6.30-7.30pm Nick Cave In Conversation with Will Self  - SOLD OUT

City Books at The Old Market Theatre, Hove. Tel: 01273 736222. 6GBP   

 

Bunny Munro Live - Hamburg Added!
Monday 14th September '09

Hamburg has now been added to The Death Of Bunny Munro live tour dates:

17th Oct - Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany. On sale now.

 Buy tickets here or on 00 49 69 944 36 60

Bunny Munro for the iPhone
Friday 11th September '09


Nick Cave's new novel The Death Of Bunny Munro has been specially created for the iPhone. This app will include the full text, the unabridged audiobook synchronised to the text - read by Nick and featuring an original soundtrack by Nick & Warren Ellis! Along with eleven videos of Nick reading from the novel.
 
More info about this enhanced edition is available here.

This release is available from the iTunes App Store: http://itunes.com/apps/bunnymunrobynickcave

Bunny Munro Live - Amsterdam Added
Thursday 10th September '09

Amsterdam has been added to The Death Of Bunny Munro live tour!

14th Oct - Royal Theatre Carre, Amsterdam, Netherlands. On sale 12/9 

Buy tickets here or on 0900 25 25 255

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