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The Cure plan to record new music, says Robert Smith

The Cure’s Robert Smith has revealed that the band plan on recording new music.

In a new interview with BBC 6 Music, Smith explained that he’s booked time in the studio next month and revealed plans to play the new material later this year: when performing at the 40th Anniversary Cure concert in Hyde Park and Meltdown Festival.

“Funnily enough, doing this Meltdown thing has actually galvanised me and I’ve booked studio time for the band,” he told the BBC. “Some of it’s good, some of it’s not so good. I never wanted to be in a position where I was forcing myself to write.”

Smith, who is curating the Southbank’s Meltdown Festival this year, joined 6 Music to discuss the addition of new acts to his line-up which include the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Low, Suzanne Vega, the Twilight Sad, the Soft Moon, and more.

Given the widespread excitement surrounding Meltdown, Smith said that it “wouldn’t be fair” to those that bought tickets for the separate Hyde Park show in July if The Cure played the Southbank event— but said he’d join the stage with “four other people that I know really well” to play “interpretations of Cure songs.”

Listen to the interview, here: