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Earl Cave and George MacKay’s punk band to release album

by WENN June 12th, 2020, 12:47 pm

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Nick Cave's actor son Earl and George MacKay are planning to release an album as the band they formed while filming the movie True History of the Kelly Gang.

Cave, MacKay and co-stars Louis Hewison and Sean Keenan had to play a band of Australian outlaws in the film, and formed a group, called Fleshlight after the sex toy brand, to bond.

With the rock star's son on keyboards, MacKay on vocals, Hewison and Keenan on drums and guitar respectively, they performed at a venue in Melbourne, Australia and even recorded several tracks for a vinyl pressing.

Now, Earl says Fleshlight will continue and they are going to keep working on the stuff they recorded and release it as an album.

"We've been working on some things, and I think that we're going to release an album," he tells the NME website. "It's all in the works at the moment, but we recorded an entire album in a studio which we're very excited about. We just hope that we can keep the name Fleshlight and it's not been copyrighted by the adult toy industry."

The actor's rock star father appeared in the Oscar-nominated movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and has also penned screenplays.

Earl says that he plans to follow in his father's footsteps by combining a film career with music.

"Film, music and actual art, like drawing, are my holy trinity, they're what keep me going," he explains. "I play the piano – that especially for me is a form of therapy. It's like I have no other way of showing my emotions than with acting and playing the piano."