Win a super deluxe copy of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘Lovely Creatures’

And watch this exclusive live footage from 2004 taken from the accompanying DVD

Last year, ahead of the release of ‘Skeleton Key’ we published Dan Dylan Wray’s authoritative guide to the vast and varied output of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds over the years. If you’re already a Seeds fan it might teach you something you don’t know. If you’re not, then it’s a more than decent starting point.

Anyway, soon NC&TBS’s are releasing ‘Lovely Creatures’ – a career retrospective Best Of collection compiled by Nick Cave and Mick Harvey. It reaches from their debut ‘From Her To Eternity’ right through to 2013’s ‘Push The Sky Away’.

In the words of Cave himself:

“This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out.”

We are giving away the ‘super deluxe’ version of the release – that means it’s a box set comprised of 3 CDs and two hour DVD with a hardcover book containing original essays, candid and personal photos taken by the band family and friends, and reproductions of band memorabilia.

Worth having, I think you’ll agree. To enter, all you need to do is the following…

Create a new email to, put NICK CAVE COMPETITION in the subject line and send us your name, where you’re from, and whether you give us permission to put you on our newsletter list (a simple YES or NO. We don’t overload you, it only gets sent once in a while and tells you about our new issues, podcasts etc). Also, include the answer to the following question.

Before Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nick cave was in which band?
– The Birthday Party
– Bloc Party
– Partybaby

We’ll pick a winner on release day, 5 May 2017.

Finally, check out this exclusive footage of the band performing ‘There She Goes, My Beautiful World’ at the legendary Brixton Academy, London in 2004. It’s a little taster of what you’ll find on the ‘Lovely Creatures’ DVD.