Earlier this month, Nick Cave wrote an insightful essay on his Red Hand Files website, where he answers questions from fans, about how he was dealing with lockdown due to coronavirus. With Bad Seeds touring plans put on hold, Cave explained that his mind went into “overdrive” with ideas around how to fill the time, from streaming a solo performance from his house, making an isolation album, writing an apocalyptic film script and more.
Now, Cave has launched ‘Bad Seed Teevee’, a round-the-clock livestream on YouTube that sees rare and unseen content related to Cave and The Bad Seeds broadcast 24 hours a day.
Cave kicked off the stream last Friday, saying at the time, “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!”
The stream will run for the foreseeable future and includes interviews, live footage, outtakes and tons of other exclusive goodies from the band’s archives.
There are certainly much worse ways one could spend lockdown. Check out the stream below, or head to Cave’s YouTube page here.