Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave has announced that he will be live streaming fan cover versions non-stop via his ‘Bad Seed TeeVee’ platform this weekend.
Cave took to Instagram to encourage his followers to get involved with the project, saying, saying: “Bad Seed TeeVee shall be taking part in continuous cowl movies submitted by followers on a loop this weekend from Friday 10 am BST till Monday 10am BST.”
He added: “The best cover, chosen by Nick Cave, will be contacted in due course. We are playing everything!”
The “Ghosteen” singer launched the 24/7 video service earlier this year and has since been broadcasting a slew of non-stop rare archival footage of the Bad Seeds on a loop.
Upon announcing the channel back in April, Cave said: “It’s 10.30 Wednesday evening, and if the world wasn’t in lockdown, I’d be onstage in Toulouse, France singing my heart out with The Bad Seeds. But I’m not. I’m doing the next best thing — sitting at home watching Bad Seed TeeVee. Pure non-stop joy!”
It comes following the musician bluntly addressing the rumours that he was in the works to collaborate with rapper Kanye West in a blog post on his website Red Hand Files.
A fan by the name of Vassilis asked Cave, “Is it true that Kanye’s new album is delayed because you both took the last-minute decision to include a track you have been working on together?”
While the rocker usually pens lengthy responses to the questions, Cave instead answered with a far more succinct: “Dear Vassilis, No. Love, Nick.”
Nick Cave has been utilising his extra time during amid the pandemic to answer questions and discuss various issues with fans via Red Hand Files, where he has recently penned his thoughts on everything from suffering writer’s block, to his condemnation of ‘cancel culture’, which he declared “has an asphyxiating effect on the creative soul of a society.”