Robert Smith has confirmed that The Cure have finished recording their new album.
The record, which is as-yet-untitled and has no release date, will be the band’s first studio release in over 10 years and their 14th studio album.
Speaking on The John Maytham Show on Cape Town radio station Cape Talk, Smith said of their recent shows: “We’ve enjoyed it and we’ve just recorded a new album for the first time in 10 years.”
He added that he was “still doing this for the right reasons” and that, while the group might cover different styles of music, but “because it’s us doing it, it sounds us.”
In December 2018, the frontman gave fans an update on the record, saying they were close to finishing the album. He also said that being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame had inspired them to complete work on their first album since 2008’s ‘4:13 Dream’.
The group will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame later this month. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has been confirmed to introduce the band at the Cleveland ceremony.
Meanwhile, The Cure were confirmed to be headlining this year’s Glastonbury Festival last week (March 15). They join Stormzy and The Killers at the top of a bill that also includes the likes of Janelle Monáe, Liam Gallagher, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Bastille, Billie Eilish, and more.