Last week, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds announced their return with a trailer for their upcoming LP Push the Sky Away. This week they shared the first single from the album, a somber and ominous ballad with the ridiculously spelled title ‘We No Who U R’. It’s a great track which marks a drastic change of pace from the intensity of Grinderman, and I’m eagerly anticipating hearing more. The group also announced tour dates for Australia and North America this week — as well as a deluxe edition of Push the Sky — and I very much hope they add an Auckland date to the Australian leg of the tour, as it’s been over seven years since they were last here for what remains the greatest gig I’ve seen to date.
Push the Sky Away is due February 18. Listen to ‘We No Who U R’ below.