Nick Cave opens up about his _calm, joyful and reckless_ friendship with Bads Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis
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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis announce live discussion around the ‘Lawless’ film soundtrack

Bad Seeds duo Nick Cave and Warren Ellis stream a live discussion around John Hillcoat’s 2012 film, Lawless, as part of the band’s efforts to offer a means of entertainment during the current health crisis.

At the beginning of the pandemic lockdown, the band revealed their YouTube channel ‘Bad Seed Teevee’, a 24-hour live stream which offered a new insight into the band through a series of archival footage that includes interviews, behind the scenes clips and much more. Now, as the project continues to run, the channel will host the Lawless Original Soundtrack in full, accompanied by behind the scenes photos and live chat with Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and special guests.

The crime drama film, directed by John Hillcoat, was released in 2012 and starred the likes of Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce and more. The project told the true story of the Bondurant Brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on Matt Bondurant’s book, The Wettest County In The World, it tells the story of his grandfather and two brothers, whose bootlegging operation brings them into a terrifying collision with the law and rival gangsters.

While the film was jam-packed with big names, director Hillcoat managed to recruit Bad Seeds pair Cave and Ellis for a truly compelling score. The work includes covers and collaborations with some of the greatest American voices, including Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris and Mark Lanegan, as well as three original songs; ‘Cosmonaut‘, ’Fire In The Blood’ and instrumental ‘End Crawl’. The recordings were backed by The Bootleggers, a band formed by Cave and Ellis during the soundtrack sessions.

Revisiting one of their greatest creations for the new live stream, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis will be in conversation with their long-time friends and collaborators, the film’s director John Hillcoat and photographer Polly Borland, as they reflect on the film and its score in this live online event.

Fans can tune in here on 9 October 2020 from 8pm AEST / 10am GMT.

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