At the end of their live set at the Meredith Festival in Victoria, Australia last night, Grinderman announced their disbandment.
Frontman Nick Cave announced to the audience, “That’s it, it’s over…See you in another ten years”.
Grinderman formed in 2006 as a side project for Cave and verious members of his band The Bad Seeds, exploring a more aggressive and improvisational direction. They released two albums ‘Grinderman’ in 2007 and ‘Grinderman II’ in late 2010, both to critical praise.
Although Cave has not made his future plans explicit, it is assumed he will resume work with The Bad Seeds, who last released an album in 2008, just prior to the formation of the Grinderman project.
Read a review of Grinderman 2 here.