Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Are Shooting a 'Carnage' and 'Ghosteen' Concert Film

Director Andrew Dominik will capture the two "'attempting' to play" the pair of recent albums live
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Are Shooting a 'Carnage' and 'Ghosteen' Concert Film
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While touring plans are surely off the table for the foreseeable future, Nick Cave has revealed plans to treat his recent Warren Ellis team-up Carnage and 2019 Bad Seeds album Ghosteen will to a new concert film.

Cave shared the news in writing to a fan on his Red Hand Files website, revealing the involvement of director Andrew Dominik, who helmed 2016 Cave doc One More Time with Feeling.

"Our friend, Andrew Dominik, the movie director, has come to London to film Warren and me attempting to play Carnage (and Ghosteen) live," Cave wrote. "Five years have passed since Andrew made One More Time with Feeling. Much has changed. But some things haven't. The world still turns, ever perilous, but containing its many joys. Music remains a balm. Friendships endure. This letter is fractured. I am so excited to perform."

Though few details about the film were revealed, Cave also took time to reflect on how Carnage came together ahead of its surprise release.

"The main reason Warren and I went into the studio was not to make a record. I think, more than anything, we just wanted to spend some time together," Cave shared. "It had been a long time since we had seen each other and we were eager to continue the musical conversation we'd been having all these years. So, we met at the studio, greeted each other, and began."

He continued: "To be honest, I don't really remember what we did in those first couple of days — we just played and played in a kind of fogged fury, each paying witness to the stir-crazy other, and allowing our music to do its thing, advancing us toward our better selves. At least, it seemed that way. Music can do that. Make you better."

Read Exclaim!'s review of Carnage, and explore our Essential Guide to Nick Cave.