Friday, July 2, 2021
Thursday, July 1, 2021
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
Posted by Craig at 7:05 PM
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.
Posted by Craig at 2:48 PM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
THERE IS NO MYSTERY - THIS IS PRIMARILY AN INTERVIEW ABOUT 'WILD MOOD SWINGS' - CELEBRATING IT'S 25TH BIRTHDAY - ANY 'NEW MUSIC' NEWS WILL BE BROADCAST VIA OTHER CHANNELS. RSX #whatnewalbum?— ROBERT SMITH (@RobertSmith) June 29, 2021
Posted by Craig at 7:33 PM
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Looking into this a bit, it would appear that DEK will likely have an interview with Robert in issue #3 of their magazine. Issue #2 came out in January, no word yet on when #3 comes out.
Probably overthinking this, but I always thought that "announcements in about 6 weeks" statement was a little too time specific for Robert. Now I'm wondering if he had already done this interview or knew he would, so knew when it would be published?
Posted by Craig at 11:53 AM
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For anyone wondering about the @JasonCo35677578 account, It is him, not an imposter, Robert has confirmed it. Just need to get him @verified .
Posted by Craig at 11:31 AM
Speaking to The FADER about the remix via email, Smith sent over the following: "I HAVE LOVED CHVRCHES FROM THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THE MOTHER WE SHARE, AND WAS THRILLED WHEN THEY ASKED ME TO COLLABORATE WITH THEM ON ONE OF THEIR NEW SONGS. I LISTENED TO EARLY VERSIONS LAST YEAR, AND "HOW NOT TO DROWN" JUMPED OUT AND DRAGGED ME UNDER. I WANTED MY REMIX TO FOCUS ON SOME OF THE SUNKEN ELEMENTS IN THE BRILLIANT ALBUM MIX, TO CONJURE UP AN IRRESISTIBLE MIDNIGHT SEA, WITH DARK MESMERIC CURRENTS THAT GENTLY BUT INEXORABLY PULL YOU DOWN… “
You can also listen/buy here.
Posted by Craig at 11:12 AM
Thurs 22 July (8:45PM) @ Rio Cinema, Dalston
The Cure 'Anniversary 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park' (film screening)
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Tickets for the original dates are valid for this new date. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot make this new date.
Posted by Craig at 11:05 AM