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Adele, Sex Pistols, Wet Leg and more vinyl rarities added to White Label Auction
Adele, Sex Pistols, Wet Leg and more acts have been added to the White Label Auction next Tuesday (June 7).Buyers will have the chance to get their hands on white label pressings of Adele’s ’30’, the Sex Pistols’ single ‘God Save The Queen‘, a signed pressing of Wet Leg‘s self-titled debut and a white label pressing of Robbie Williams’ ‘I’ve Been Expecting You’.Also in the additions are: Mark Knopfler’s ‘Sailing To Philadelphia’, signed by the artist; the Human League’s ‘A Very British Synthesizer Group’, and Tom Speight’s ‘Everything’s Waiting For You’, which is also signed.The new collectible lots join previously announced test pressings by The Cure, Spice Girls, Coldplay, The Police, Eric Clapton, Simple Minds, Muse and many more.The Cure LP’s include the band’s albums ‘Disintegration’, ‘Pornography’, ‘Seventeen Seconds’, ‘Head On The Door’ and ‘Acoustic Hits’. You can view images of the signed copies by frontman Robert Smith below.Net profits from the auction will go to support the work of music industry charity The BRIT Trust, which since 1989 has donated around £28million to charities and causes that promote education and wellbeing through the power of music and the creative arts, such as the BRIT School and Nordoff-Robbins music therapy.
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The Cure give us an update on their “relentless” new album – and when to expect it
The Cure have spoken to NME about progress on their long-awaited new album ‘Songs Of A Lost World’, as well as what to expect from their upcoming tour.Having long teased the band’s long-awaited “merciless” new record – after telling us that two new albums were on the way back at the last NME Awards back in 2020 – Smith revealed to NME earlier this year that one of them would be “real very soon” and would be called ‘Songs Of A Lost World’.Then today (Thursday May 19), after he and bandmate and songwriting partner Simon Gallup picked up the Icon Award at the Ivor Novellos, Smith again gave reassurance that the album was on the way and would be out before their upcoming winter tour.“We will be releasing a new album,” Smith told NME. “I get fed up of saying this now! We will be playing from October and the new album will be out before then. We walked on [stage at the Ivors today] to a bit of new music, actually. Hopefully no one recorded it!”At this point, Shakira interrupted the interview to shake hands with “her favourite band of all time”, before Gallup replied: “It is a surreal day”.Back to ‘Songs Of A Lost World’, Smith then confirmed that “it’s almost finished”.“Reeves [Gabrels] our guitar player has come over from America for the day just to finish a couple of solos, I’ve got to finish a couple of vocals,” he revealed.
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The Cure’s Robert Smith and Simon Gallup accept Icon Award at The Ivors
The Cure’s Robert Smith and Simon Gallup picked up the Icon Award at tonight’s (May 19) Ivor Novello awards in London.The frontman and the bassist have been part of the band’s lineup since 1978 and 1979 respectively, helping to turn the band into one of the UK’s most beloved and iconic indie acts.During the ceremony at Grosvenor House tonight, Smith and Gallup were presented the Icon Award by their long-time agent, Martin Hopewell from Primary Talent. “The best part of half a century ago when I was a young whippersnapper booking agent, I was persuaded to get down to a small hotel in Crawley, of all places, to see a new and even younger band called The Cure, who were playing halfway up the bill of some sort of talent night,” Hopewell reminisced as he introduced the musicians.“I wish I could say it was some kind of blinding light, road to Damascus experience but nevertheless… when we met up on the street outside afterwards, I agreed to start helping them get some gigs and that makes one of very few decisions I’ve made in my life that I don’t want to go back in time and give myself a clip around the ear for making.”Noting that The Cure had gone from playing “the smallest clubs and colleges to the biggest arenas and festivals”, he celebrated their “famously epic live shows and timeless songs that have inspired countless other artists and embedded themselves into the lives of millions of people”.Hopewell continued to highlight the friendship between Smith and Gallup, while also praising The Cure as a whole for their “unique” artistry.
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Check out CHVRCHES’ new 2022 North American tour dates
CHVRCHES have announced details of a huge new North American tour for 2022 – check out the new list of dates below.The Scottish trio are fresh off a three-song performance at this week’s (March 2) BandLab NME Awards 2022 in London, where they performed with The Cure‘s Robert Smith.After a UK tour that begins next week (March 10), the band will head to the US and Mexico from the end of April, playing a host of shows that take them up until the end of June. The new headline dates begin in late May.See the band’s full list of tour dates below.MARCH 202210 – Dundee, Fat Sam’s12 – Glasgow, SWG3 Poetry Club14 – Edinburgh, O2 Academy15 – Newcastle, City Hall16 – London, Brixton Academy18 – Birmingham, O2 Academy19 – Manchester, AcademyAPRIL 202229 – Atlanta, Shaky Knees FestivalMAY 202213 – Mexico City, Tecate Emblema18 – Monterrey, Showcenter21 – Guadalajara, Corona Capital27 – Napa, BottleRock Festival30 – Tampa, Jannus31 – Miami, Revolution LiveJUNE 20221 – Orlando, House of Blues2 – Raleigh, The Ritz4 – Charlotte, The Fillmore5 – Washington, DC, 9:30 Club9 – Buffalo, Artpark10 – Grand Rapids, 20 Monroe Live11 – Indianapolis, WonderRoad Music Festival13 – Madison, The Sylvee15 – Omaha, The Admiral16 – Kansas City, Uptown Theater18 – Manchester, Bonnaroo FestivalDuring their set at the BandLab NME Awards 2022, the band performed their track ‘Asking For A Friend’ from 2021 album ‘Screen Violence’ and then teamed up with Smith for a world exclusive live premiere of ‘How Not To Drown’.
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CHVRCHES and Robert Smith perform ‘How Not To Drown’ and ‘Just Like Heaven’ at the BandLab NME Awards 2022
CHVRCHES and Robert Smith treated the BandLab NME Awards 2022 this evening (March 2) to a stunning performance of ‘Asking For A Friend’, their collaboration ‘How Not To Drown’ and The Cure’s ‘Just Like Heaven’.The Scottish trio and Smith’s performance on the O2 Academy Brixton stage midway through the Awards marked the first time that they had all performed ‘How Not To Drown’ live together, which earlier in the night won the Best Song By A UK Artist prize.The collaboration appeared on CHVRCHES’ 2021 album ‘Screen Violence’, as did the band’s set opener ‘Asking For A Friend’.After performing ‘Asking For A Friend’, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry then introduced Smith on stage. Smith displayed a sticker of the Ukrainian flag on his guitar in a show of support to the nation as they then delivered a storming rendition of ‘How Not To Drown’.“The NME were really nice to us and gave us a miniature gig during their ceremony,” Mayberry said of their performance, before introducing ‘Just Like Heaven’ by saying: “I’m sure you’ll know this one.” Mayberry and Smith then shared vocals on the Cure classic.Also performing at the ongoing BandLab NME Awards 2022 are BERWYN, Rina Sawayama and Bring Me The Horizon.
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Bring Me The Horizon win Best Band From The UK Supported by Pizza Express at the BandLab NME Awards 2022
Bring Me The Horizon have won Best Band From The UK Supported by Pizza Express at the BandLab NME Awards 2022.The Sheffield band were up against CHVRCHES, Glass Animals, Nova Twins and Wolf Alice for the title.While collecting the award on stage from Ivorian Doll and Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes said: “We didn’t think we were gonna win owt, so I don’t know what to say!He added: “Our first album got two out of 10 in NME, so… follow your dreams!”Bring Me The Horizon are also up for two other categories tonight at the BandLab NME Awards 2022: Best Band In The World and Best Live Act Supported by Grolsch.BMTH are also expected to close out the ceremony with a multi-song set, which follows on from their memorable outing at the NME Awards in 2016 when they smashed through Coldplay’s table during their performance.Speaking to NME earlier about their return to the Awards, frontman Oli Sykes said: “To be honest we’re surprised we’ve even been asked back at all! What a huge honour it is to be asked to close the prestigious NME Awards show, we’re literally buzzing.”Taking place now (March 2) at the O2 Academy Brixton and co-hosted by Daisy May Cooper and Lady Leshurr, the BandLab NME Awards 2022 opened with a performance by Sam Fender and also saw joint performances by Griff and Sigrid, and CHVRCHES and Robert Smith.Check back for the latest news, interviews, winners and more from the BandLab NME Awards 2022.
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The Cure’s Robert Smith gives update on band’s upcoming new album
Robert Smith has given an update on The Cure‘s upcoming new album.Taking to Twitter, Smith said that the group will be performing songs from their new album the next time they play.He explained: “We will be performing songs from a new album when we next play…or we won’t be playing at all! And I really want to play…so that means…”He continued: “It means my desire to release a new album is overwhelming!”WE WILL BE PERFORMING SONGS FROM A NEW ALBUM WHEN WE NEXT PLAY… OR WE WON'T BE PLAYING AT ALL! AND I REALLY WANT TO PLAY… SO THAT MEANS… X— ROBERT SMITH (@RobertSmith) February 4, 2022…IT MEANS MY DESIRE TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM IS OVERWHELMING! X— ROBERT SMITH (@RobertSmith) February 4, 2022In 2020, keyboardist Roger O’Donnell described the long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s ‘4:13 Dream’ as the band’s “most intense, saddest and most emotional record” yet.Speaking to NME the previous year, frontman Smith said The Cure were looking to finish their “merciless” new album that year. He said the project had the working title of ‘Live From The Moon’ and explained that it was one of three new Cure albums in the works.Robert Smith then revealed at the NME Awards 2020 that “there are only really two [new records]”, calling the reported third instalment “literally just an hour of noise”.“The first one will definitely be out,” he told NME.
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