News featuring Warren Ellis

The following news stories mention Warren Ellis. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 6 hours ago.

’13 Oct 26 Sat

Saturday 26th October

’13 Aug 2 Fri

Friday 2nd August



    Whoa! Time is moving ON. Two weeks ago, Drag City dropped the best batch of new releases July (2013) will ever see: Andy Kaufman, Bitchin Bajas, White Fence, Scraper and Paula, a virtual all-night party of entertainments that'll take you up and down and through tomorrow and into the next day...Do we do this out of generosity? Sure! But we're only human. We also do it out of greed. We're only human! And humans have built machines that dispense toys, treats, and information, all in exchange for something in return. This is savagery! We've built proprietarial hunger into mechanical structures as a form of mirroring our own worst needs. Now those machines have us on drip-feed! Without those machines, how would we live? You may think that we're aping tired old T3 tropes, but check it out - we're talking about the music business here!…

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’13 Jun 27 Thu

Thursday 27th June

  • A day in the life of Nick Cave

    20,000 Days on Earth, a documentary about the singer by the artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, creates a fictionalised 24 hours in his life in which he watches Scarface with his 12-year-old sons and drives Ray Winstone along Brighton seafront

    I am sitting in a small estate car, which is tailing a black 1980s Jaguar XJ, in which Nick Cave is pretending to chauffeur Ray Winstone along Brighton seafront, eavesdropping on their conversation via a listening device. They are supposed to be discussing the transformative possibilities offered a rock star as opposed to those offered an actor – Cave has previously expressed the opinion that, unlike an actor, a rock star can never truly remove the mask they have created for themselves, even when offstage – but the conversation seems to have gone slightly off-piste. It has shifted from Cave's early career in Melbourne ("You never wrote a…

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’13 Jun 10 Mon

Monday 10th June

  • Pre-Dirty Three Band Venom P. Stinger Treated to Reissue Series via Drag City

    Years before Mick Turner and Jim White teamed up with violinist Warren Ellis to become instrumental post-rock trio Dirty Three, the pair of Australian musicians punked it up in their '80s project Venom P. Stinger. If you missed out on grabbing any of their records back in the day, you're in luck: Drag City serves up a series of reissues August 20. First off, the label is set to release four of the outfit's vinyl releases on freshly pressed wax. This includes their 1986 debut LP Meet My Friend Venom, the "Walking About"/"26 Milligrams" 7-inch from 1988, 1990's What's Yours Is...Read More

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’13 Feb 17 Sun

Sunday 17th February

  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Push the Sky Away – review

    (Bad Seed Ltd)

    For some Nick Cave aficionados, the Bad Seeds were never the same after guitarist Blixa Bargeld left in 2003 to spend more time with his German industrial noise outfit. Even before a single note of this 15th Bad Seeds album is played, others will shake their heads, rueing the day in 2009 when guitarist Mick Harvey – probably the very longest-serving of Cave's henchmen – flew the coop. The cast that revolves around Cave is almost as much of a lopsided whirligig as those satellites orbiting Neil Young, with lifers, safe pairs of hands, specialists and vibes men coming forwards or moving retrograde. This particular Bad Seeds record – spacious, humid, dimensional – is as much the product of multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis and his weather-vane aesthetic as it is of Cave himself.

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’13 Feb 15 Fri

Friday 15th February

  • Nick Cave: 'The greatest feat of artistic honesty would be to retire'

    The musician, novelist and screenwriter talks about the new direction of his latest album with the Bad Seeds, Push The Sky Away (listen to it here) – and his prolific output over the past few years

    It is a Thursday morning and Nick Cave – tanned and beautifully suited – is receiving the press in the upstairs room of a charming gastropub in Brighton's Kemptown. Born in Australia and variously resident over the years in Berlin, London and São Paulo, he has spent the past decade becoming one of the seaside town's most celebrated residents. Rock king Cave, as the local paper persists in referring to him when he makes its pages, seems remarkably visible around the town, perhaps because – nothing if not a proper pop star – he declines to dress down. The present writer once saw him in DIY superstore Homebase, dressed almost exactly as he…

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Monday 11th February

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Friday 8th February

’13 Jan 22 Tue

Tuesday 22nd January

  • Listen to Iggy Pop and Hawk and a Hacksaw's Song for the Johnny Depp-Curated Pirate Compilation

    Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys is a compilation curated and created by Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski, and producer Hal Willner. (It's a follow-up to the 2006 compilation Rogue's Gallery.) Following the Tom Waits/Keith Richards collaboration, check out the crude chantey "Asshole Rules the Navy" by Iggy Pop and A Hawk and a Hacksaw below.

    Son of Rogue's Gallery also features Patti Smith teaming with Depp, Courtney Love teaming with Michael Stipe, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Swans' Michael Gira, Broken Social Scene, and Antony. It's out on Anti- on February 19.

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’13 Jan 11 Fri

Friday 11th January

  • Listen to Tom Waits and Keith Richards' Song for the Johnny Depp-Curated Pirate Compilation

    On February 19, Anti- will release the Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys compilation. Curated and created by Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski, and producer Hal Willner, it's a follow-up to the 2006 compilation Rogue's Gallery. 

    Among the artists featured are Patti Smith teaming up with Johnny Depp, Courtney Love teaming up with Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop teaming up with A Hawk and a Hacksaw, plus Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Michael Gira of Swans, Broken Social Scene, Antony, and many more.

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