Former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin says he and Robert Smith have discussed recording a second album as The Glove — the duo’s short-lived early-’80s side project — and that The Cure’s frontman tells him, “It’s just a matter of time.”
In an interview with U.K. site Left Lion (via Chain of Flowers), Severin notes that the main obstacle to writing new songs with Smith is time: “Making space for it means effectively shutting down The Cure for six to nine months. That’s a huge machine with many people depending on it for their livelihoods so timing is key. One day, I hope.”
The duo recorded 1983’s Blue Sunshine while Smith was doing double duty leading the Cure and playing guitar in the Banshees. Smith was barred by his record contract from singing on a non-Cure album, so the pair enlisted Jeanette Landray to handle vocals — although the album’s 2006 reissue does feature a disc of demos with Smith singing.
In the Left Lion interview, Severin — who is currently on tour performing his new scores for Depression-era films — also dismissed the rumor he once was asked to join the Cure: “Robert would never ask. Why would (longtime bassist) Simon (Gallup) leave?”
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