Written by: Alex Green
It turns out that The Cure’s massive 40-year anniversary show in Hyde Park this summer is not only a tipping of the hat to the past, it’s a warm-up for the future.
Frontman Robert Smith has revealed that while preparing to curate this year’s Meltdown Festival he was inspired to write new material. Smith and The Cure could be heading into the studio later this year to record that material and a 2019 tour is in the works.
While the legendary outfit haven’t put out new music since 2008’s 4:13 Dream, in an interview this week with BB6 Music, Smith revealed his curating duties, “reinvigorated his creativity and made him want to do something new.”
He went on to explain: “I’ve listened to more new music in the last six months than I ever have. I’ve suddenly fallen in love with the idea of writing new songs, so it’s had a really good effect on me…I booked some time to do some demos next month. Some of it’s really good, some of it not so good.”
As for his creative silence over the last decade Smith said: “I never wanted to be in a position where I was forcing myself to write, I’ve never felt comfortable with that.”
Smith hinted he would be keen to have part of the Cure’s tour next year to include the band headlining Glastonbury.
The Meltdown Festival will take place in June at the Southbank Centre in London and will include: Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit, The Cure, The Twilight Sad, iLiKETRAiNS, Suzanne Vega, Yonaka, Deftones, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, The Psychedelic Furs, 65daysofstatic, Alcest, The Anchoress, Kristin Hersh, Kathryn Joseph, MONO, and The Notwist.