Having successfully wrapped up his recent film score/soundtrack collaboration with Warren Ellis, Nick Cave has turned his attention to a new Bad Seeds album.

He was asked about the album during a recent interview with BBC Radio 6 saying: “I’m really excited about that. We haven’t done one for a while”.

Cave continued to say that “it was a real pleasure to get back to doing that…to finding the time to take off a significant amount of time from other projects, which were always supposed to be, kind of, extra-curricular. And just to get back with the Bad Seeds in a room and make a record.”

Adding: “I think what we did…I’m so pleased with this. It’s really different. I mean, it doesn’t sound like anything the Bad Seeds have done before. It’s really good. It’s really very, very beautiful. It’s not a ballad record. It’s not like classic Bad Seed ballads. But it’s very, very beautiful and it’s far away from Grinderman and that kind of thing.”

Speaking to  DJ Nemone, Cave said the as yet untitled follow-up to 2008’s ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ has been recorded in Los Angeles, and should be out in February 2013.

Cave was being interviewed alongside director John Hillcoat about their new prohibition-era movie Lawless, which Cave wrote the screenplay for as well as the soundtrack alongside frequent collaborator and fellow Grinderman cohort Warren Ellis.