Robert Smith reveals all in Spain - including the possibility of working with an old pal...

THE CURE revealed tonight at the BENICASSIM FESTIVAL in Spain tonight (August 5) that they plan to release a new album in 2006.

The goth legends delighted a partisan crowd on the Escenario Verde with a two-hour set which included highlights from the band’s 25-year plus back catalogue, including the classics ’Boys Don’t Cry’, ’Lullaby’ and ’Just Like Heaven’.

The band were thought to have split, but returned with an eponymous and critically acclaimed album in 2004, eight years after 1996’s ’Wild Mood Swings’. And Smith revealed before the band’s show that the band are planning a new album.

He said: “We want to start recording in October/November and get it out by birthday next year, which I know is quite cheesy.”

Smith turns 47 on April 21 2006.

The star also revealed he intends to work with former Siouxsie And The Banshees colleague Steve Severin on new material.

Smith added: “I’m not sure though. We might kill each other!”