Interesting Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds observation from The Quietus – “Things Learned At: Flow Festival 2013”:
It’s hard to follow a set by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, but not impossible
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ set was masterly. And the crowd let them know it. As Nick Cave glared out into the audience, standing atop the crowd barrier, men and women stroked his legs, clawing at this sharp-suited messiah of a man as his Bad Seeds hammered through a set drawn heavily from Push The Sky Away.
After an explosive ‘Red Right Hand’, we were beside ourselves. Buzzing, high as kites and full of energy sent straight from ‘Stagger Lee’ we made out way to the next big booking of the night: Beach House. I lasted ten minutes, if that.
A friend pointed out that Ebo Taylor & Odapajan were playing on the other side of the festival site at the amphitheatre-style Balloon 360° Stage, so off we went. Walking towards the stage we could see something that certainly wasn’t happening for Beach House; people were dancing, and then so were we.
Following a Bad Seeds set is a hard thing to do, but with his long-since perfected Ghanaian highlife songs and Odapajan backing him, Ebo Taylor managed it just fine.