Depeche Mode are set to release their new studio album through Columbia in March 2013.
It's far from the best kept secret in British music. Depeche Mode have openly admitted to working on new material, with the band attempting to craft a follow up to 2009's fan pleasing effort 'Sounds of the Universe'. Now the band have outlined a few concrete details.
The album will be released in March, with Martin Gore and Dave Gahan said to be shouldering the bulk of the songwriting. “I am very happy with how the album turned out,” Gore commented. “The music has a similar vibe to 'Violator' and 'Songs of Faith and Devotion' and I think there are a few songs on the album that are among some of the very best we’ve done.”
For his part, Dave Gahan was in a confident mood. “The album has a very organic and direct feel to it. It's not a blues record, but it definitely has a soulful vibe" he said. "During the recording process we really tried to get the elements of performing and the live show into the album more.”
Here's a clip from the studio.
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Depeche Mode will release their new album in March 2013. Fancy some more insight? Here's an interview with Dave Gahan from earlier this year.