We’re delighted to give you the chance to hear exclusive previews of two songs from the soundtrack to Lawless, the new film written by Nick Cave.
The tracks are “Fire And Brimstone” and “Midnight Run”.
“Fire And Brimstone” is performed by Mark Lanegan and The Bootleggers – that’s Cave, regular Bad Seeds/Grinderman Warren Ellis and Martyn Casey, augmented by Groove Armada guitarist George Vjestica and composer/producer David Sardy. Here, Lanegan channels the hellfire, Stones-y spirit of Link Wray’s 1971 original, while Ellis’ fiddle hangs Appalachian meat on its frame.
Meanwhile, “Midnight Run” is performed by Willie Nelson. It’s a fine cover of Marc Copely’s rousing entry in the moonshine-runner subgenre: “There might be trouble because everybody’s got a gun…”
The Lawless soundtrack is released on Monday, September 10 by Sony Music. You can pre-order it here.
Lawless is in cinemas this Friday, and you can read our exclusive cover story with Nick Cave in the edition of Uncut on sale now.