Monday, July 26, 2021

Reeves playing in NYC on Tuesday

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Strange As Angels on French TV Monday

DrowningBoy play live again

Friday, July 16, 2021

Good luck tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Wild Mood Swings 25th anniversary special from DEK Magazine

In 1996, The Cure released Wild Mood Swings, an album that sold well but somehow failed to find its way into fans’ affections. 

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, this 35-page feature, curated by Robert Smith and featuring contributions from producer Steve Lyon, asks if it’s time to reassess the band’s most underrated album.

Based on Smith’s own memories of the period between 1993 and 1997, when Wild Mood Swings was written, recorded and toured, it tells a story of wrong turns and forgotten gems, musical innovation and artistic overreach, Halloween parties and the meaninglessness of time.

In a detailed analysis of the album, Smith reveals which are his favourite songs as well as which should – and shouldn’t – have been included on the final track listing.

 A selection of rarely seen images accompany the article, including behind-the-scenes photographs from the recording of Wild Mood Swings taken by Smith and Lyon, while the cover of issue 03 is by Andy Vella, the designer responsible for so much classic Cure artwork. 

Preorder this groundbreaking magazine, in our store from Saturday 17th July at 10:15pm.* (*UK time)

Coming soon from DEK Magazine

New from Reeves & Reverend

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Robert praises Will Sergeant

Will's book, "Bunnyman", comes out July 15th in the UK, Winter 2021 in the US. All of Will's links are here.

Q & A with Tim Pope & Matt Johnson at screening of Tim's The Comeback Special

Demonstration of the new Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike Royale

Darc Rama - Happy At Last Video

Friday, July 9, 2021

Jason at Zildjian Artist Studio

Jason is working with Jules Maxwell

From Riff Magazine: "Maxwell is also hard at work on another musical collaboration with The Cure drummer Jason Cooper. He described it the project, recorded in London, as being like The White Stripes…. if Jack White traded in his guitar for a piano."

Darcie Thompson's EP is out now.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Good Luck, Jason!

You can support Jason by donating here.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Indie Drummer Collective Cure Week

With today's tragic news about the sudden death of Hum drummer Bryan St. Pere, who was just participating in Cure week last week at Indie Drummer Collective, I realized I haven't posted any of the videos here. Correcting that now. RIP Bryan, and condolences to all of his friends, family and fans.
  
Erin David Tate plays The End of the World

Colby Mancasola plays In Between Days 

Tucker Rule plays Boys Don't Cry

Sean Husick plays Jumping Someones Else's Train

Dan Didier plays Cold

Roger Camero plays A Night Like This

David Silver plays A Forest

Chris Dye plays Fascination Street

Christopher Todd plays Closedown

Dave Clifford plays All I Want

Chris Wilson plays Grinding Halt

Chvrches on how they got to work with Robert


Chvrches have revealed to Music Week how they managed to entice Robert Smith to perform on their new record. 

The Cure frontman provides vocals on How Not To Drown, which is taken from album Screen Violence (released via EMI on August 27). Smith has also remixed the track. 

Chvrches initially approached the rock pioneer via Campbell McNeil, their co-manager with Danny Rogers as part of Lunatic Entertainment, who emailed a mutual acquaintance. Smith then got in touch, simply asking: “I heard you were looking for me. What do you want?” 

“We were like, ‘Guys, what do we want?’” the band's Martin Doherty told Music Week, revealing that they sent him a selection of music before Smith elected to work on How Not To Drown. 

“We left him for a while,” added Doherty. “You know, you don’t follow-up email Robert Smith, you send it, you cross your fingers...” After a month of silence, The Cure man delivered. “An email came through from Robert, ‘Here’s your tune, let me know if you like the vocals and let’s talk about how to finish it’," remembered Doherty. 

“This is a bit much, but I was definitely crying!” 

For bandmate Lauren Mayberry not only did Chvrches get a new track, but the collaboration restored her faith in creativity. “I’ve definitely been quite disillusioned by the quote-unquote industry at certain times,” she explained, “and he is everything that isn’t that, just such a true artist and a true gem.” 

Chvrches were speaking to Music Week for our latest issue, which is on sale now.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Robert confirms DEK interview, but it's not about the new music