Mustang Wins Best Original Music at Cesar Award


Mustang, the movie for which Warren Ellis wrote the soundtrack, won big at the Cesar last night in Paris.

The movie took home the awards for :

Best original screenplay – Deniz Gamze Ërgüven & Alice Winocour

Best First Feature Film – Deniz Gamze Ërgüven

Best Editing – Mathilde Van de Moortel


Best Original Music – for Warren Ellis

Credit: Ida Sofar

Congratulations to everybody involved in the making of this powerful movie!

Listen to Jesus Lay Down Beside Me

As mentionned in a previous post, Nick Cave has written a song for Mavis Staples’ upcoming album Livin’ on a High Note. The album is released tomorrow but you can already listen to Jesus Lay Down Beside Me.

R.I.P. David Bowie

David Bowie’s not merely a performer. He was part of our childhood. In my eyes, Bowie stands for a certain kind of immortality. David Bowie was my idol. I owned all his early albums and the three Berlin records of course. I loved his music. I don’t want someone like David Bowie to die … When you hear the voice of a person that you love, it’s like a tender touch. Nick Cave

Source: Spex – March 2013

If you plan to buy his new album or older ones, please consider going through Rough Trade as they are donating all the profits from Bowie recordings to Cancer Research UK.


Nick Cave writes song for Mavis Staples

Nick Cave is among the artists who have written a song for Mavis Staples‘ upcoming album “Livin’ on a High Note”.

I’ve been singing my freedom songs and I wanted to stretch out and sing some songs that were new,” Mavis explains. “I told the writers I was looking for some joyful songs. I want to leave something to lift people up; I’m so busy making people cry, not from sadness, but I’m always telling a part of history that brought us down and I’m trying to bring us back up. Source.

The song Nick Cave wrote is called “Jesus Lay Down Beside Me”.

The album comes out February 19th.

Here is a title track “High Note” written by Valerie June.

Audio goodies: St Petersburg – Solo Tour 2015

Thanks to some super awesome Christmas elves, I can now offer you a fantastic bootleg of the last concert of the 2015 European Solo Tour: St Petersburg – Russia. As usual I have uploaded it on Mega (never expires). If you have issue with it, please let me know.

It goes without saying that you should respect the work of the tapers. Always share the files as you have downloaded them and do not sell them. Convert to mp3s for your personal use.

If you want to scroll down the previous tour posts, you can do so by hitting the “european 2015 tour” tag. Some links have been updated.

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Movie adaptation of The Death of Bunny Munro

bmIt’s been reported that Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw, who are Melbourne producers, have launched Carver Films, and are set to produce The Death of Bunny Munro. The novel will be adapted by Nick Cave, and directed by Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth (20,000 Days on Earth). I don’t know about you but I can’t think of better directors than Jane and Iain considering how fantastic 20,000 Days on Earth was.

Financing and casting have just started so it might be a while before it hits the big screen but it’s a fantastic project to look forward to.


P.S.: I have made the banner a bit more Halloween-y. Hope you like! 😉

Copenhagen Film Company – Short Film featuring “Hallelujah”

The Copenhagen Film Company has made a short film featuring Hallelujah (No More Shall We Part) by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Helene Kjeldsen (director) and Casper Høyberg (photographer) who both have won several international awards for their creative have been working on the project.

The song starts at 2:52.

The Outing from CPH Film Company on Vimeo.