Nick Cave has just launched a new web store, titled ‘Cave Things’

Nick Cave has just launched a new web store, titled ‘Cave Things’

Nick Cave
Photo: Amelia Troubridge
Words by Tom Parker

Dive deep into the Cave.

You could say Nick Cave has been relatively nimble during the COVID-19 period. Regularly updating his personal blog, The Red Hand Files, Cave also launched his own 24/7 live stream channel while also performing on ABC TV’s new music show, The Sound. On top of that, he’s also got his own exhibition currently being showcased in Copenhagen, Denmark, titled Stranger Than Kindness.

To top it all off, you can now buy a bunch of Nick Cave prints, apparel and other random “objects” via ‘Cave Things’, the legendary songwriter’s recently-launched personal web store.

There’s all kinds of crazy shit here – a Warren Ellis plectrum, a box of postcards, a bunch of tees, even a poster with the original lyrics to the 1988 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds song, ‘The Mercy Seat’.

Alongside the knick-knacks come a number of cheeky Cave remarks – “The terrible residue of an over-stimulated mind,” says Cave of the collection. “The drawings are evidence of a kind of ritualistic and habitual thinking, not dissimilar to the act of writing itself, actually,” Cave says of some of his prints.

With nothing else to do during the COVID-19 downturn than dig up his own archives and continually humour his own intellectualism, it appears Cave is getting a bit restless – for the benefit of music fans the world over.

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Get around the web store here.

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