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Cure


Interviews


Interview (2008)

Cure - Interview

Anthony Strutt speaks to former and founder Cure member Lol Tolhurst about his sixteen years in the band, and his current group Levinhurst, which will be releasing their third album next year


Live

Royal Albert Hall, London, 29/3/2014

Cure - Royal Albert Hall, London, 29/3/2014

Anthony Strutt watches the Cure play en enthralling but massive 45 song set in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in London


Fillmore, Detroit, 10/12/2011

Cure - Fillmore, Detroit, 10/12/2011

At the Fillmore in Detroit, Carl Bookstein watches Wilco, with acclaimed singer-songwriter Nick Lowe as their support act, play an energetic set


Royal Albert Hall, London, 15/11/2011

Cure - Royal Albert Hall, London, 15/11/2011

Anthony Strutt finds the Cure to be on fantastic form at the Royal Albert Hall, in the only British date of their short 'Reflections' tour, which saw them perform their first three albums, 'Three Imaginary Boys', 'Seventeen Seconds' and 'Faith', in their entirety


02, London, 26/2/2009

Cure - 02, London, 26/2/2009

...while to celebrate the next night with White Lies, Crystal Castles and Franz Ferdinand all as support play a full two hour show


Brixton Academy, London, 25/2/2009

Cure - Brixton Academy, London, 25/2/2009

At the Brixton Academy in London Anthony Strutt watches the Cure being presented with the Godlike Genius Award from the 'NME' and play a short set


Wembley Arena, London, 28/3/2008

Cure - Wembley Arena, London, 28/3/2008

Anthony Strutt watches the Cure play an all consuming, but stunning three and a half hour set to an audience of 12, 000 at the London Wembley Arena


Royal Albert Hall, London, 1/4/2006

Cure - Royal Albert Hall,  London, 1/4/2006

In one of their now increasingly rare performances, Anthony Strutt watches the Cure play a fantastic across-the-eras three hour set of both hits and obscurities at a Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert in London's Albert Hall


Old Billingsgate Market, London, 17/9/20

Cure - Old Billingsgate Market, London, 17/9/20

The Cure recently played what was only their third UK show of the year for a MTV programme in front of a specially invited audience. Long-term fan Amthony Strutt watches them play at stunning 90 minute set


Old Trafford , Manchester, 9/7/2004...10/7/2004

Cure - Old Trafford , Manchester, 9/7/2004...10/7/2004

At the Move festival in Manchester Mark Rowland enjoys sets by the Cure and former James frontman Tim Booth, but finds himself totally enthralled by the Pixies, back together after an absence of more than a decade


Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, 9/7/2004

Cure - Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, 9/7/2004

The concept of the Cure playing a cricket ground as part of the MOVE festival Manchester seemed perhaps too surreal even by their standards. At his first Cure show in two years, long term fan Anthony Strutt, however, finds them as compelling as ever


Hamburg Color Line Arena, 9/11/2002

Cure - Hamburg Color Line Arena, 9/11/2002

In Germany to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the Cure play a stunning three hour to open a new arena in Hamburg


London Hyde Park, 27/7/2002

Cure - London Hyde Park, 27/7/2002

Long-term Cure fan Anthony Strutt watches the band play a stunning hardcore albums set of live rarities, and breaking the habit of a lifetime even some covers, at their first British show in two years


Features

The Cure (2010)

Cure - The Cure

In our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' column, in which our writers describe the personal impact of music upon their lives, Tara McEvoy writes about the enduring legacy of the Cure


Trilogy (2003)

Cure - Trilogy

The Cure have recently released 'Trilogy', a film of a lengthy, but powerful concert performed in Berlin last year. Anthony Strutt finds it essential viewing for fans


Reviews


4.13 Dream (2008)


Excellent first album in four years from the Cure, but which has to grow on its listener before being fully appreciated


Hypnagogic States EP (2008)


Not always very effective latest EP from Cure, which released just before their new album, consists of remixes of the four singles they have released over the last four months


The Perfect Boy (2008)


Fine fourth single from the Cure's forthcoming new album, which finds them looking back to 1992's 'Wish'album


Sleep, When I'm Dead (2008)


Fine third single from the Cure’s forthcoming new album


Freakshow (2008)


Mildly disappointing second single from the Cure's forthcoming new album, which is eclipsed by its stunning B side


The Only One (2008)


Excellent new Cure single, their first new material since their self-titled album from 2004 and which be followed by several other singles each which will be released on the 13th of each month


Taking Off (2004)


Classy new single from The Cure which finds them back at their hip-swinging best


The End Of The World (2004)


Disappointing new single from the Cure, which is saved by its B sides


Cure (2004)


Slow growing, but darkly impressive self-titled new album from the Cure, back with their first album in four years


Related


Interviews

Lol Tolhurst
Interview Lol Tolhurst - Interview

Former Cure drummer and keyboardist Lol Tolhurst talks to Anthony Strutt about his memoir 'Cured' and his long-standing friendship with Robert Smith


Roger O' Donnell
Interview Bloody Knives - Interview

Roger O' Donnell was the keyboardist in the Cure between 1987 and 1990 and again from 1995 to 2005 and played on four of their albums, including their classic 'Disintegation'. He talks to Anthony Strutt about his time in the band and latest solo album, 'Piano Formations'


KarmaDeva
Interview KarmaDeva - Interview

Bath-based post punk group KarmaDeva released its debut EP, 'Dreamless Sleep', as a download only release earlier this year. Anthony Strutt chats to acoustic guitarist JJ Staness and bass player Pete Staness about it at a special gig in Crawley to celeberate the Cure's 30th anniversary


Predominant Lunatics
Interview Predominant Lunatics - Interview

Swiss four-piece The Predominant Lunatics have drawn comparisions with The Go Betweens, The Cure, Interpol and Nick Cave. Anthony Strutt talks to them about their self-released mini debut album, 'Hoping for Dusk'


Cranes
Interview with Alison Shaw Cranes - Interview with Alison Shaw

Long-serving shoegazing act the Cranes recently released a new album, 'Particles and Waves'. Frontwoman Alison Shaw speaks to Anthony Strutt about running their own record label, Dadophonic, and their recently renewed relationship with the Cure


Now It's Overhead
Interview Miscellaneous - Interview

The project of Georgia producer and studio owner Andy Le Master, Now It's Overhead's airy debut album has drawn comparisions with its lush atmospherics with both the Cure and the Beach Boys. He speaks about why sleep depravation is eesential to his music


Pasadena Daydream
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, 31/8/2019 Pasadena Daydream - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, 31/8/2019

L. Paul Mann watches and photographs goth rock icons the Cure curate a highly impressive support bill capped with a superb headline slot for their all-day festival in the blazing California sunshine.


Alex Rex
Bishop's House, Sheffield, 14/4/2019 Alex Rex - Bishop's House, Sheffield, 14/4/2019

At an intimate and ancient venue in Sheffield Nicky Crewe watches Alex Neilson as he ‘ditches bitterness to take us straight to regret’ with his dark and powerful music. He also gives us the magic formula for the cure for depression, raising spirits in more ways than one.


Bestival
Isle of Wight, 9/9/2016...11/9/2016 Bestival - Isle of Wight, 9/9/2016...11/9/2016

Despite appalling weather conditions, Nick Dent Robinson still finds much to enjoy at this year's Bestival on the Isle of Wight, which saw performances from Damian Marley, Caravan Palace, Ride and a three hour set from the Cure


Cure
Eventim Apollo, London, 21/12/2014 Dagmars - Eventim Apollo, London, 21/12/2014

Anthony Strutt at the Eventim Apollo in London enjoys a dark, extended three hour set from the unpredictable Cure


And Also The Trees
Eventim Apollo, London, 21/12/2014. And Also The Trees - Eventim Apollo, London, 21/12/2014.

Anthony Strutt watches 80's post-punks And Also The Trees play an incredible set in support of the Cure at the Eventim Apollo in London


Jeniferever
Water Rats, London, 29/4/2009 Jeniferever - Water Rats, London, 29/4/2009

Despite coming on over an hour late, Anthony Strutt finds much to enjoy in Cure-influenced Swedish post-rock band Jeniferever's show at the London Water rats on their recent British tour


Guilfest Part 1
Guildford, Surrey, 21/7/2002 Echo And The Bunnymen - Guildford, Surrey, 21/7/2002

Anthony Strutt enjoys a perfect day out at his first ever Guilfest and sets from Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook ; Cure tribute band the Cureheads plus two of his favourite bands of all time Echo and the Bunnymen ....


Albums

Re : View-Glove
Blue Sunshine Miscellaneous - Blue Sunshine

In the latest in our Re : View series, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Anthony Strutt examines 'Blue Sunshine', the 1983 only album of the Cure's Robert Smith and Siouxsie and the Banshees' Steve Severin's side project, the Glove


Features

Anthony Strutt
Vinyl Stories Anthony Strutt - Vinyl Stories

In 'Vinyl Stories' Dave Goodwin talks to Anthony Strutt, one of Pennyblackmusic's oldest writers, about his favourite vinyl records, which include LPs by the Doors, the Pretenders, the Smiths, the Cure and the Beatles


Cure
Join the Dots Hate Fuck Trio - Join the Dots

The Cure recently released 'Join the Dots', a four CD collection of B-sides and rarities. Anthony Strutt details each of its 70 tracks







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