Friday, September 29, 2023

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Crosses on working with Robert Smith

 † † † (Crosses) tell The Ion Pack about working with Robert Smith on their new track Girls Float † Boys Cry. Starts at 12:57.



Monday, September 25, 2023

Lol's interview with OutsideLeft


Alan Rider talks to The Cure co-founder Lol Tolhurst about Curious Creatures, getting back to recording basics, and his new book; Goth: A History.

Lol in West Hollywood on Thursday


Sunday, September 24, 2023

Lol in Brooklyn on Tuesday

CoF is now on Bluesky

I know lots of you have left or are planning to leave Twitter, but I plan on being on there until The Bitter End.

However, CoF is also on Bluesky now. Thanks, Paul.


Riot Fest multicam

Goth review in The Guardian

Goth: A History by Lol Tolhurst review – the dark is rising.

The former Cure drummer traces the genre from its 18th-century literary roots to its flourishing as a music subculture.

Goth review in Financial Times

Goth by Lol Tolhurst — doom and musical gloom

Funereal outfits, trippy guitars, thunderous drums: goth music is one of the most enduring sub-genres in rock. But why?

Lol's interview with The Irish Independent

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst: ‘Goth made it acceptable for teenage boys to be vulnerable’

The veteran musician recalls the band’s early days, the origins of the goth movement, and how he created his guest-heavy new album Los Angeles, a tribute to his home of the past 30 year.

Lol's interview with The Guardian

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst: ‘Goth is about being in love with the melancholy beauty of existence’

The band’s co-founder – whose new book examines the emergence of post-punk in Thatcher’s Britain – on reconciling with Robert Smith and the real meaning of the dark music subculture.

Lol's interview with NME

Lol Tolhurst on his new book, ‘Goth’: “Bowie’s ‘Low’ was a template for Robert Smith and I”.

The former drummer for The Cure tells us how the band were really a goth band all along, and how artists like David Bowie, Joy Division and Nine Inch Nails shaped the scene.

Lol's interview with The Irish Times

Lol Tolhurst: "We had seen the disease of Thatcher’s Britain. The Cure was inevitable"

The Cure objected to being called goth. But that’s exactly what Robert Smith, Michael Dempsey and I were as we searched for meaning in the malaise around us.