Robert Smith has just announced The Cure are going into the studio to demo up some new material, apparently inspired by his curatorial role for this year’s Meltdown festival (15th- 24th June). “I’ve suddenly fallen in love with the idea of writing new songs,” he says. It looks like a new album will be ready by next year and plans for touring are in their early stages. He also announced that he’ll headline Meltdown’s final night, backed by other Cure members. Rather than a traditional set, he says the show will comprise, “Interpretations of Cure songs”, with, “different configurations of people on stage,” including Smith solo.
Other new additions to the Meltdown bill include Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit, Low, Suzanne Vega, The Twilight Sad, The Joy Formidable, Yonaka and more, adding to the already announced likes of Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai, The Libertines, and Deftones.
In addition, The Cure celebrate 40 years on 9th July (previously to that they were known as The Easy Cure), and Smith has been thinking about how to mark the occasion. “What shall we do? Go back to Crawley, where it all started (The Rocket pub)? Play in the pub where we did our first show as The Cure?”
Might be worth keeping your ear to the ground in Crawley. You never know!!