NICK CAVE AND IGGY POP JOIN FORCES FOR ANIMALS IN NEW VIDEO

For Immediate Release:
29 June 2017

First-of-Its-Kind Collaboration Is Scored by Cave and Features Pop –Shirtless, Naturally

Sydney – Australian rock group Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have found a new and unexpected way to inspire: a new video spot starring Iggy Pop live and in animation showing his muscles as he cavorts to one of Cave’s most adored love songs, “Breathless”.

In the video, the “godfather of punk” appears in his dog’s daydream as a superhero, helping a turtle safely cross the road and coming to the defence of a rabbit in a hare-raising attack, as Cave sings, “The rabbit hides beneath the ground/For he is defenceless without you/The sky of daytime dies away/

And all the earthly things they stop to play/For we are all breathless without you.”

The uplifting new video carries an important message. “Nick Cave and Iggy Pop have left PETA breathless with this sweet video,” says PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk. “If everyone acted like the people our dogs think we are and depend on us to be, the world would be a far kinder place.”

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are part of a long list of musicians – including Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Sia, Morrissey, and Chrissie Hynde – who have donated their songs to PETA affiliates, whose mottos read, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way.”

For more information, please visit PETA.org.au.