The Vulture Nest: Latest Music News
Each week, The Vulture puts out its feelers for the biggest, best and most eye opening music news stories from Australia and around the globe, and brings back plenty of tasty gossip to the Vulture Nest.
Nick Cave has reached the top of the ARIA’s albums chart… for the first time, ever. We know, right? After 30 years and 15 studio albums, the Bad Seeds latest release Push the Sky Away is the first album to reach the top of the charts. In a revealing albeit disappointingly short interview on ABC’s 7:30 Report, Cave explained chart success has never been something he cared about, “until now,” he laughs.
“The songs off this new record are very much about looking and observing… I’m just voyeuristic by nature, I think visually.”
‘Jubilee Street’ is the first song off the new album, and to celebrate its release, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will head off on a national tour throughout March before commencing their US tour with an appearance at SXSW.
David Bowie has released a new short film to accompany the second single off this upcoming (24th!) studio release. ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ is the name of the new single, and the six-minute clip features an old couple – played by Bowie and Tilda Swinton (the White Witch from Chronicles of Narnia) – who’s lives become super weird with the arrival of their new neighbors. Watch the strange and rather sexual video below.
SLAM Day went off with a bang last Saturday with over 200+ gigs held nation wide in celebration. Apart from promoting live music, there is also the more serious issue of protecting live music venues. We are proud to report a proposal to build a 13-storey residential/commercial tower next to the iconic Corner Hotel in Melbourne has been rejected. The reasons, outlined in the Refusal to Grand a Permit letter include “height, scale and massing of development” would both “visually dominate the heritage place” and “result in unreasonable off-site amenity impacts on land to the north as a result of visual bulk and loss of privacy.” Great news.
In an interesting collaboration, Mumford and Sons front man Marcus Mumford and Justin Timberlake will record together for a new Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. The film, which stars Timberlake and Mumford’s real life wife Carey Mulligan, is a story about a fictional musician trying to make it in 1960s New York. Timberlake told Capital FM:
“Marcus and myself, we all kind of worked on the music together and I don’t know any other world where we would have the opportunity to collaborate like that but it was so much fun…so not only will that be a great movie, but the music to it will be fantastic.”