The Cure‘s Robert Smith has said the band feel as if they are coming “full circle” by headlining this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival, despite having no new album to promote.
The band, who released their last album ‘4:13 Dream’ in 2008, do not currently have a record contract, and Smith says they have no plans to record any new material. However, he said he’d be keen to re-release ‘4:13 Dream’ as a double album after being dissuaded by the “fucking idiots who were around me” at the time of its original release.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with NME, Smith drew parallels with the last time the band played at the festival in 1979, which in those days was a one-legged event held only at the Reading site. He explained: “It’s almost like we’ve gone full circle and we’re back to the point where we’re playing Reading Festival and I’m doing it solely because I want it to be a good day.”
Smith continued: “I can’t see our career arc any more. I’ve got absolutely no idea. We haven’t signed to anyone since the last album came out and the contract was up. I’m not even signed as a writer. To be really honest, if we’re gonna do something it has to be really good.”