Nick Cave announced that Grinderman are “over” at a festival in Australia.
The band, which is a side-project featuring Cave and the other members of his long-time band The Bad Seeds, were closing their set at the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria this weekend when Cave dramatically announced that Grinderman were no more.
The singer said: “That’s it for Grinderman. It’s over,” before later adding: “See you all in another 10 years when we’ll be even older and uglier.”
The band then left the stage without fuss, leaving many of the 12,000-strong crowd wondering if Cave was serious. The Meredith festival was the last stop on their recent Australian tour.
Grinderman, which also features Bad Seeds members Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos, were launched by Cave in 2006 and have released two albums, with their self-titled debut dropping in 2007 before the follow-up, ‘Grinderman 2’, was released in 2010.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, meanwhile, released their last studio album ‘Dig Lazarus Dig!!!’ in 2008.