Dirty Three announce plans for new album

'Toward The Low Sun' will be released in March 2012

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Dirty Three are set to release their first album in six years on March 5, 2012.

The instrumental trio – made up of Jim White, Mick Turner and Warren Ellis – will follow up 2005’s ‘Cinder’ with ‘Toward the Low Sun’, which will be released on the Bella Union label.

The band’s eighth studio album is pitched as a “punk avant-garde art-jazz record”. Of the record, Ellis says: “Dirty Three has always been about the way we play together and feed off each other. We wanted this one to be a return to the more improvised and instinctive approach of the earlier recordings.”

The trio’s violinist Warren Ellis also plays with Grinderman, who recently announced they were ‘over’.

Frontman Nick Cave broke the news at a festival in Australia. During the band’s set at Meredith Music Festival in Victoria, Cave said: “That’s it for Grinderman. It’s over… See you all in another 10 years when we’ll be even older and uglier.”

Grinderman began in 2006 and featured Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos in the line-up alongside Cave. The quartet released two albums; their self-titled debut in 2007 and a follow up, ‘Grinderman 2’, in 2010.

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