A parade of classic synthpop and electronic artists including Erasure, Yazoo, Nitzer Ebb and four current and former members of Depeche Mode will take the stage in London this weekend to celebrate the hugely influential Mute Records label at the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival.
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Last night in Los Angeles, Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan played an eight-song set that included covers of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart,’ David Bowie’s ‘Cracked Actor’ and the Damned’s ‘New Rose,’ plus Depeche Mode hits ‘I Feel You’ and ‘Personal Jesus,’ the latter with guest Martin Gore.
This French TV report from sometime in 1987 features footage and interviews with both The Cure and Depeche Mode in the studio, as they work on their breakout albums ‘Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me’ and ‘Music For the Masses,’ respectively.
Updating a couple Depeche Mode-related items we reported on, Erasure’s Vince Clarke this week tweeted that the joint album he’s working on with former bandmate Martin Gore is ‘almost done,’ while Andy Fletcher revealed that DM’s new remix album will arrive in April.
The Cure dominates this year’s list of most-viewed stories, claiming five of the top 10 spots — including the No. 1 position, occupied for the second year in a row by our initial 2009 report on this year’s 3CD deluxe reissue of ‘Disintegration.’
Depeche Mode Andrew Fletcher will head out on the road in late January for more than a dozen DJ dates in Eastern Europe, Australia and the Far East — including a gig in Beijing.
With Alan Wilder and Vince Clarke on board, Depeche Mode fans are abuzz over the possibility that all five past and present members will appear on disc together for the first time on a new remix album reported to be in the works.
Heavy on The Cure and The Smiths, tonight’s episode of “Dark Wave” on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave also featured lesser-played artists such as Acid Horse and Vicious Pink, plus an excellent one-two punch of Nitzer Ebb’s ‘Lightning Man’ and Martin Gore’s ‘Compulsion.’
While it wasn’t quite as momentous as last February’s performance of ‘Somebody’ at London’s Royal Albert Hall, former Depeche Mode bandmates Alan Wilder and Martin Gore teamed once again up last night, with Gore appearing as a post-show DJ at Wilder’s Recoil performance in Santa Ana, Calif.
After teasing fans with a couple 30-second clips from its forthcoming ‘Tour of the Universe: Live in Barcelona’ DVD and Blu-ray, Depeche Mode today offered up something a bit more substantial: a nearly 6-minute electronic press kit for the film, featuring performance footage, backstage clips and interviews with Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher.
Former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin Gore are working not just on a lone track, but a full ‘kind of dancey record,’ Clarke confirmed in an interview posted by The Quietus today.
A day after Vince Clarke tweeted he is collaborating with former bandmate Martin Gore on a new song, a cryptic video surfaced that appears to announce Gore will join ex-DM member Alan Wilder at the latter’s Recoil event on Oct. 24 in Santa Ana, Calif.
Former bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin Gore — who parted ways professionally nearly 30 years ago when Clarke quit Depeche Mode — are working together again on a ‘techno-ish’ track that could be destined for the forthcoming Erasure album.