It’s been over 10 years since The Cure have released a new studio album. Now, Robert Smith has confirmed that the band have finished recording their forthcoming fourteenth record.
Back in December, Robert Smith announced that they were gearing up to head into the studio to finish their record. “We’re going in about six weeks time to finish up what will be our first album in more than a decade,” he shared in an interview with SiriusXM. “It’s very exciting times for us all around.”
Now, as NME notes, Robert Smith was recently interviewed on The John Maytham Show. In the interview, Smith discussed the bands recent run of live shows and confirmed that their upcoming record is finished.
“We’ve enjoyed [the shows] and we’ve just recorded a new album for the first time in 10 years,” Smith shared.
“I’m still doing this for the right reasons.” He continued, “We cover different styles of music, but because it’s us doing it, it sounds like us.”
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The Cure are set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this month. They will be inducted by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor.
In a few months, The Cure will be gracing Australian shores for the first time since their impeccable headlining slot at Splendour In The Grass. The band will be playing four shows at Sydney’s Vivid Festival. These shows will be a celebration of the 30th anniversary of their influential record Disintegration.
“Vivid LIVE is a wonderful international event,” Robert Smith shared. “Our Reflections shows in 2011 were truly memorable experiences, and with the excitement surrounding those early album performances in mind, we are more than delighted to be announcing our return in May 2019 to present the world premiere of Disintegration – 30th Anniversary.”
Yesterday, Vivid Sydney unleashed its stunning 2019 programme. The event will see performances from the likes of FKA Twigs, The Middle East, Maggie Rogers, Sharon Van Etten, Herbie Hancock and so many more. Read more about the festival now.