It's an interesting combination....but it might just work...
Ross Robinson, have been on tour in the US for the last four months, and were visiting their nu-metal guru in Los Angeles when the invitation came.
“We saw Ross quite a few times while we were on tour, he came to our California shows, but he’s been busy,” explained guitarist Ant Forbes. “He’s working with Robert Smith just now, he’s going to be producing the next Cure album. Apparently they like us, so we’re going back in the New Year when they start recording.”
It is not yet clear exactly what contribution the band will make. “I don’t know what we’ll be doing, we’ll find out when we get there. I never get star-struck, but I will when I meet Robert Smith, we’re all massive fans.”
Robinson championed [/a] after hearing their demo and jetting to the UK to watch them rehearse. He went on to produce their debut album, ‘Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire’, which was released in March.
The band are currently on tour in the UK, their first British tour since
March. Since then, they have spent the last four months in the States, playing 127 gigs, including dates on the Warped tour, which Forbes said was an unpleasant experience.
“That was a bit of a mis-match, it was a totally wrong tour for us to do. They had us headlining a small stage, which we thought was bizarre at the time, but decided we’d go with it. The reason was that it clashed with all the main stage bands, all the punk bands, and no one wanted to take it. There were about 200 or 300 people constantly throughout the day, then we were playing to 10 people at night. That wasn’t too cool.
“But every tine we played in front of someone, they’d like the music, we kind of won them over in our own way. We’ve played to so many people in the US now through the sheer amount of shows and constant touring, it was worth doing,” he added.
[a] appear at Sheffield Leadmill tonight (11 October) and move on to:
Edinburgh Liquid Room (October 12)
Northumbria University (13)
Exeter Lemon Grove (15)
Brighton Concorde (16)
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (17)
London Astoria (18)
Aldershot West End Centre (19)