Martyn Casey is responsible for holding down the low end in bands such as The Triffids, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. A bass player who always “services the song”, he has played on some of the most iconic Australian releases of the last few decades. Nick Cave said of him,
“There is an alchemical combination of tone and touch and heart that is unique to Marty – a sound that goes way-down deep, soul-deep – that collects all the crazy shit that happens around him in its effortless, unadorned power and turns it into gold. Marty is the master!”Nick Cave
Em and Martyn recorded this interview in person at SAE Institute in Northbridge. They chatted about Martyn’s musical beginnings, working with great songwriters, touring, and what he’s up to now.
Hosted, recorded and produced by Em Burrows (WAM, RTRFM).
Recorded at SAE Institute, 2021.