Robert Smith: 'I don't think we're cut out for this Godlike Genius stuff!'

The Cure star jokes about his band's Shockwaves NME Awards honour

The Cure's Robert Smith has said he was worried that the band might not fit in at last night's (February 25) Shockwaves NME Awards, because they're so different to the other acts at the ceremony.

In a video interview, which you can watch by scrolling down now, Smith revealed his thoughts - although as you'll see, he actually had nothing to fear.

"I was a bit worried, maybe a bit concerned, about how we were gonna fit in because we've lived in our own world for so long. But it was very heartwarming to hear the words of appreciation that we've had all night from other bands," Smith said.

The Cure singer also jokingly stated that he didn't think his band were ready to be crowned Godlike Geniuses just yet. "I don't think we're really cut out for this Godlike Genius stuff," he laughed.

Watch the full interview below:



For complete coverage from this year's Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.

Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards - tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.

There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 27) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.

Meanwhile, get this week's issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year's Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.

The Cure will headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, with NME.COM again bringing you full coverage.

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