|Second Grinderman Album Completed|
|Monday, 12 October 2009|
The Quietus reported on September 9th, 2009, that Grinderman's second album has been completed and will be released sometime next year. Warren Ellis spoke to The Quietus, explaining, "It's very different from Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! and it’s very different from the first Grinderman album. That was something we were very aware of, we didn’t want it to be like that at all. There’s an attitude in there that’s similar, but sonically it’s got some pretty weird things going on. It’s probably more fleshed out than the first one, we’ve probably learned to play the instruments a bit more. I play lots of stuff on there, there's violin on it, which I didn’t get in the other one, and a lot of backing vocals.
"It’s kind of like stoner rock meets Sly Stone via Amon Duul. It’s very diverse, and there’s a lot of stuff on there that doesn’t sound like anything we’ve done before. Nick’s got a different thing going on with the lyrics than he would have from the Bad Seeds, and he’s found a new thing from the first album. Less sex? I wouldn’t say that. It’s psychedelic, and I think it’s great. We’re really excited about it."
An album of soundtrack compositions created by Warren Ellis and Nick Cave, White Lunar, was released on September 21, 2009.