We really need to get celebrity's caps lock keys fixed. Maybe a Kickstarter is in order? Anyway, The Cure's frontman, Robert Smith, has responded to The Guardian critic Caroline Sullivan via Facebook -- twice.
HAVING EXPOSED THE LIE, WE FIGURED WE WOULD AT THE VERY LEAST GET SOME KIND OF A HANDS IN THE AIR “IT’S A FAIR COP GUV” FROM HER FOR ATTEMPTING SUCH A BANAL SELF SERVING DECEPTION… WE THOUGHT THERE MIGHT EVEN BE A FAINT CHANCE THAT SHE WOULD BE MOVED TO APOLOGISE TO HER READERS FOR MAKING STUFF UP!
We're in a weird predicament in that I've finished singing and mixing an album that was made by a band that no longer exists. I'm not sure it happens that often. This band is trying to make an album with this lineup, and it's an album that I'm tempted to make, that's really different to anything else we've done. So trying to be convinced that I should release the second half of what is an effectively an album that came out in 2008, it's a bit of a sore point, really, to be honest, amongst this current lineup.
The Cure have announced some details about their fourteenth studio album, tentatively titled 4:14 Scream and set for release in the coming months. It was recorded at the same time as their last record, 2008's 4:13 Dream. In addition, they are planning to release a live DVD and play several full album shows around the world.