ARIA Hall Of Famer Nick Cave announced the split of his latest band, Grinderman, at the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria, Australia, this weekend just as the last few notes of the band’s set rang out over a confused crowd of 12,000.
“That’s it for Grinderman. It’s over. See you all in another 10 years when we’ll all be even older and uglier,” Cave said, according to TheQuietus.com.
The abrupt statement left many wondering if they had heard Cave correctly, the Vine reports, and so far there has been no other official word on the break-up.
Known as the frontman of the eclectic rock band Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Cave’s latest group had also gained critical praise for both its self-titled debut in 2007 and for the band’s follow-up, Grinderman 2 (Mute/Anti-) in 2010. Cave began Grinderman with multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis, bassist Martyn Casey and drummer Jim Sclavunos—all members of the Bad Seeds.
We hope that if this announcement is for real, Grinderman will make a comeback before Cave and his Bad Seeds are too much “older and uglier.”