The title of the work signals a new beginning for the band and it comes as no surprise that it is infused with a sense of mortality. However, with a robust feeling of optimism to balance things out, this is not a grim, melancholic affair…

A seated gig at the Festival Theatre is not the usual set up for an audience with Nick Cave. Looking out at the crowd part way through Sunday night’s performance, Cave commented that it was strange to see everyone seated. This was always going to be a bit different…