Thursday, May 03, 2012

Depeche Mode Confirm New Album And Tour

Depeche Mode
Dave Gahan, Depeche Mode's frontman, talked with Spinner about the group's future plans once he and Martin Gore are done with their side projects and said that their upcoming album is "definitely on track".

"We've probably got 20 songs demoed. Some of the songs are in really good shape, some need some work, but we're definitely on track. We have a deadline of the end of November, and there's no reason we why we won't meet that at the rate we're going". He said.

Ben Hillier and Christoffer Berg are co-producing the new material. Berg has previously worked with The Knife and Fever Ray. "He's a great musician and has a lot of fantastic ideas," said Gahan. "He's not afraid to stand up and say, 'I got an idea.' I like that. It's quite intimidating working with a band like ours because you have certain expectations of how it is. A lot are true and some aren't. Martin and I are open to other people's ideas."

Gahan also says that "There are already plans in place to be touring next year."