Depeche Mode: ‘We’re disappointed we’ve never won the lifetime achievement Brit Award’

Electro veterans also give an update on their forthcoming new album

Depeche Mode have admitted that they are disappointed never to have received the lifetime achievement gong at the Brit Awards.

The accolade, which has in the past been awarded to Blur, Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Oasis and U2, has always eluded the electro veterans. The only honour they have received at the annual event over the years was Best British single for ‘Enjoy The Silence’ in 1991.

Co-founder Andy Fletcher told the Daily Star:

We’d like to be offered, though whether we’d accept it is another thing. Quite a lot of people who previously won it said we should’ve got it. I don’t know why we don’t get considered. But we have a lot of fans here still, so we can’t complain too much.

The category has been scrapped for this year’s ceremony which takes place in London on February 20. The nominations for the event will be revealed this Thursday (January 10).

Meanwhile, Depeche Mode are due to release their new as-yet-untitled album in March. Fletcher claims the record “has a similar vibe” to their 1990 LP ‘Violator’. They will play two UK dates at London’s O2 Arena on May 28 and 29. To check the availability of Depeche Mode tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.