For this they are credited as a major influence on gothic rock.The band fell apart after moving to West Berlin in 1983, leaving a discography of three albums and two EPs.After the break up of the Birthday Party, Cave formed Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in 1983, releasing its debut album the following year.
The 1996 album Murder Ballads featured "Where the Wild Roses Grow", a duet with Kylie Minogue, Cave's most commercially successful single to date.
Skeleton Tree, the band's sixteenth and most recent album, was released in 2016.
Cave formed the garage rock group Grinderman in 2006, which has since released two albums.
Cave co-wrote, scored and starred in the 1988 Australian prison film Ghosts...
Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor.
He is best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, established in 1983.
Referred to as rock music's "Prince of Darkness", Cave's music is generally characterised by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence.
Born and raised in rural Victoria, Cave studied art in Melbourne and for a time considered becoming a painter.
At school he formed the Boys Next Door in the 1970s.
Fronted by Cave, it spearheaded Melbourne's bourgeoning post-punk scene.
They changed their name to the Birthday Party and relocated to London in 1980.