Nick Cave

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J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr's teenage obsessions: 'When I turned 13, I felt I had to drop out of society'
As he prepares to release Dinosaur Jr’s 12th studio album, the slacker icon discusses his conflicted attitude towards hippies and his unlikely affection for Harold and Maude and All My Children

As told to Dave Simpson

25, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Boy on Fire by Mark Mordue review – Nick Cave's pre-fame years
This thorough portrait of the artist as an adolescent uncovers the passions and environmental factors that shaped the rock great’s singular style

Kitty Empire

15, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Nick Cave joins RSC's hi-tech take on A Midsummer Night's Dream
The musician’s voice will be heard in the new online show, which combines virtual reality and live performance

Chris Wiegand

04, Mar, 2021 @1:37 PM

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Nick Cave's biography reveals a case of mistaken identity| Kitty Empire
The singer’s choirmaster took great pride in inspiring him, but a certain other PJ was the real influence

Kitty Empire

28, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis: Carnage review – the firebrand returns
The grief remains, but Cave’s hunger for retribution is back too, heightened at every turn by Ellis’s strings, on this wild, writerly masterpiece

Kitty Empire

27, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis: Carnage review – vivid visions of apocalypse and absolution
Cave’s rich writing and Ellis’s dense beat-free sounds form a reliably vivid picture of locked-down end-times and the fantasy of redemption

Alexis Petridis

25, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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No need to take offence to the word ‘faggot’ | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to Nick Cave’s claim that the Fairytale of New York has been mutilated by BBC censorship

Letters

08, Dec, 2020 @5:42 PM

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Nick Cave accuses BBC of 'mutilating' Fairytale of New York
The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl song, to be played in a censored version on some BBC radio stations, will be ‘stripped of its value’, says Cave

Laura Snapes

01, Dec, 2020 @1:04 PM

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Nick Cave says political correctness has run amok. Is that the right word for it?
The singer declared recently that political correctness has ‘run amuck’ - but he probably didn’t mean murderous rage

Steven Poole

21, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Nick Cave: 'cancel culture is bad religion run amuck'
Australian musician criticises people’s refusal to engage with ‘difficult ideas’

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

12, Aug, 2020 @6:11 PM

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Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace review – utterly magnetic
An intimate and quietly mesmerising livestream event revelled in the range of Cave’s rich back catalogue

Sean O’Hagan

25, Jul, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Nick Cave: Idiot Prayer review – livestreamed gig is not just solo, but starkly alone
Cave’s performance in an empty hall, with just piano and voice, seems to try and ward off the terrifying silence of the Covid-19 age

Kate Hennessy

23, Jul, 2020 @4:27 PM

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