Recording-wise, it’s been a bit of a dry spell for The Cure, but Robert Smith continues to dabble in different side projects, the latest of which is a cover of “Small Hours” by the late U.K. folk-rock figure John Martyn. Smith’s new recording of the song — the closing track to Martyn’s 1977 album One World — appears on Johnny Boy Would Love This… A Tribute to John Martyn, which is due out Aug. 16. Lauren Laverne debuted the song on BBC 6 Music today, and you can stream and/or download the radio rip below thanks to ever-vigilant fan site Chain of Flowers.

Stream Robert Smith’s cover of ‘Small Hours’ after the jump…



Robert Smith, ‘Small Hours’ (BBC 6 Music) by CoF




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