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Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds to release new album Skeleton Tree

02 June 2016, 14:03 | Written by Laurence Day

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have announced 16th studio record Skeleton Tree and a brand new feature film.

Strong rumours about the album/film's existence emerged last month after a cinema chain listed the event prematurely.

The album was recorded in 2014 at Brighton's Retreat Studios, with additional sessions a year later at La Frette in France.

Cave & Co. will be debuting the album via new film One More Time With Feeling, which is directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly) - there won't be any pre-release singles. Over 650 cinemas across the world will be screening the movie on 8 September 2016.

Skeleton Tree will be released proper the following day, 9 September. Pre-orders are available now.

A press release describes the film as: "originally a performance based concept, [it] evolved into something much more significant as Dominik delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s intermittent narration and improvised rumination. Filmed in black-and-white and colour, in both 3D and 2D, the result is stark, fragile and raw, and a true testament to an artist trying to find his way through the darkness."

The album's art is below.

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