Here is an interesting article about popular bands who are influenced by Depeche
"Depeche Mode are the most successful electronic band in music history,
selling over 100 million albums and singles sold worldwide. Still, their blend of synth-pop and
alternative is difficult to replicate, as the wide range of idiosyncratic atmospheres lead
songwriter Martin Gore was able to construct is daunting. Many bands influenced by them are not
obvious audible replications as a result. Instead, they are more influenced by their mode of
songwriting, which allowed ambition to flow freely; it encouraged artists to pursue darker
territory as they saw fit." Read more: http://concerttour.org/bands-under-the-influence-of-depeche-mode.php
Depeche Mode Finally Performs 'But Not Tonight' On A World
14 June 2013
Depeche Mode finally performed 'But Not Tonight' on a world tour for the
first time at their show in Frankfurt, Germany, 5 June 2013.
Sung by Martin rather than Dave it was a great acoustic version but would
have loved to see it played live just once with all the synths.
Full Concert Video From Budapest 21 May
12 June 2013
Perhaps the next best way to experience Depeche Mode's Delta Machine tour if
you're not seeing them live.
Multicam edited with great audio quality.
Depeche Mode Opens Delta Machine World Tour at Nice,
04 May 2013
Depeche Mode kicked off their Delta Machine world tour on 4th May 2013 at the
Le Palais Nikaia, Nice, France playing a very long list (24 tracks
They brought back some old favorites like 'Just Can't Get Enough' and 'Black but
disappointingly no 'But Not Tonight'.
Setlist: Depeche Mode, Le Palais Nikaia, Nice, France,
1. “Welcome to My World”
3. “Walking in My Shoes”
5. “Black Celebration”
6. “Policy of Truth”
7. “Should Be Higher”
8. “Barrel of a Gun”
9. “Higher Love”
10. “The Child Inside”
12. “Soothe My Soul”
13. “A Pain That I’m Used To”
14. “A Question of Time”
15. “Secret to the End”
16. “Enjoy the Silence”
17. “Personal Jesus”
19. “A Question of Lust”
20. “Halo” (Goldfrapp Remix)
21. “Just Can’t Get Enough”
22. “I Feel You”
24. “Never Let Me Down Again”
Finally Performs 'But Not Tonight' Live
28 April 2013
Today is our happiest day ever in terms of Depeche Mode matters. Depeche Mode
finally performs 'But Not Tonight' live. It's our favorite Depeche Mode song. The song that got us
into Depeche Mode. We are just simply stunned. And we are so happy we can even forgive them for
neglecting the song all these years and the fact that this live version is more of an acoustic
version and not the synthy pop version of the original. We are pretty sure most fans have waited
for this day as well. It finally happened at last!
They performed it at a small promo gig at The Troubadour in Los Angeles in front
of 400 people on Friday, 26 April 2013. The crowd went wild when they recognized the opening notes.
It was sung by Martin L. Gore midway through the 10-song set.
Setlist: Depeche Mode, The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA, 4/26/13
2. “Should Be Higher”
3. “Walking In My Shoes”
4. “Barrel of a Gun”
5. “Heaven” 6. “But Not Tonight”
7. “Personal Jesus”
8. “Soft Touch / Raw Nerve”
9. “Soothe My Soul”
10. “Enjoy the Silence”
Depeche Mode – Broken (live in the
27 April 2013
This is the live rendering of "Broken" in the studio that
most think its better than the album version.
Depeche Mode – Soft Touch/Raw Nerve (live in the
"Depeche Mode have scored their seventh consecutive Top 10 hit on the Billboard 200 with Delta
Machine as Justin Timberlake achieves the year's first million-selling album.
The veteran Basildon band enter at 6, extending a Top 10 run that began in 1990 with Violator
reaching No 7 and hitting a peak in 1993 with Songs Of Faith And Devotion debuting at No 1.
However, first-week sales of the new album are down on the 80,000 start of its 2009 predecessor
Sounds Of The Universe, which debuetd and peaked at 3, with Delta Machine having shifted 52,000
copies last week."
29 March 2013
Shades of the videos of "Question Of Time" and "Strangelove" in the "Soothe My Soul" video which
also features nudity.
Full Album Stream
19 March 2013
Limited time full album stream at iTunes
store. Make sure you have iTunes installed in your PC.
- Soothe My Soul (radio recording)
17 March 2013
Listen to "Soothe My Soul", a
new Depeche Mode song from their Delta Machine album.
'Live On Letterman" webcast March, 11th 2013
CBS Interactive's award-winning webcast concert series, LIVE ON LETTERMAN, kicks off 2013 with
Depeche Mode performing tracks from their soon to be released album, "Delta Machine".
05:30 Should Be Higher
10:50 Walking In My Shoes
17:20 Barrel Of A Gun
26:40 Personal Jesus
32:00 Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
35:35 Soothe My Soul
41:30 Enjoy The Silence
"So this is only an instant, snap appraisal, and who knows, repeated listens may reveal flaws.
But for now, Delta Machine roars out of the traps as a supremely confident album by a
reinvigorated, inventive Depeche Mode. It isn't, of course, VCMG with vocals, and there are threads
here from the more recent albums. But texturally this is a very rich electronic record, rough
around the edges and a huge amount of fun - there is some of the campest Depeche Mode material in
here since their earliest days. I'd hazard to guess that my initial assessment of this as the best,
most powerful, gothic, twisted, electronic album since Violator."
Darkness You’ll Find the Light”: A.J. Samuels interviews Depeche Mode’s Dave
12 March 2013
A.J. Samuels interviews Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan Highlights from the interview:
"So we decided to shop around and Sony came up with the best offer to make sure Daniel is still
around for us, and to make sure we were able to gain control of what we're doing. Most importantly,
in 2015, we'll be able to get control of our entire catalogue. We'll own it. It won't be in limbo.
After *Delta Machine*, we'll be in real control. For us, Daniel's one of the most important parts
of what we do. He's a constant and we want to keep it that way."
"At the end of the album, after we worked on “Long Time Lie” together, Martin asked me “Would
you be interested in me sending you things to write to?” And I was like, “If it’s as abstract as
just sending me interesting sounds or chords and atmosphere, then yeah, I’ll come up with the
rest.” I can sit down and work out songs and chords, but I prefer bouncing ideas off someone else.
I think it was Martin’s way of complementing me that I’m a good enough songwriter now. That after
ten years he feels like we’re on the same kind of page."
- The Story Behind Heaven - Delta Machine
Mode Single "Heaven" Premieres On KROQ
The new Depeche Mode single "Heaven" has gotten an exclusive premiere on the KROQ site
We have listened to it. It's slow rock and does not sound like Depeche Mode at all. We hate to
admit it but the song is uninspiring and actually quite boring. Its not worthy of a single status.
More fitting as a B-side. We are somewhat perplexed why they would release something as blend as
Martin Gore states that the new album harks back to the band’s glory days. “It’s got a bit of a
feel of Violator on some of the songs and a feel of Songs of Faith and Devotion on other songs,”
said Gore. “It’s a bit of a hybrid of those two for me.”
He's definitely referring to the other tracks on the new album as this new single does not sound
like anything on Violator or Songs Of Faith and Devotion.
Mode Album "Delta Machine" Out On March 26, 2013
new CD will be called Delta Machine, out March 26.
01 Welcome to My World
04 Secret to the End
05 My Little Universe
08 The Child Inside
09 Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
10 Should Be Higher
12 Soothe My Soul
01 Long Time Lie
02 Happens All the Time
04 All That's Mine
HEAVEN will be released on video Feb 1 with international distribution to follow.
The band held a
press conference in Paris on Tuesday, October 23 and an unnamed new song was introduced. We
thought music wise the song sounded very much like "I Feel You". You can listen to the song below
in the accompanying music video below:
The band went on to say they had about 20 new songs but had not decided which
ones to include in the yet unnamed new Depeche Mode album. They also announced their European tour
dates which kicks off in May 7th 2013 but the dates were already known by fans earlier as they
were leaked prior to the press conference. The full 41-minute press conference can be viewed
Exciting Announcement From Depeche Mode On October 23
12 October 2012
The band will hold a press
conference in Paris on Tuesday, October 23, where it will make an exciting
"Black Celebration" in Chanel's Coco Noir
Chanel's very short ad for its new
fragrance "Coco Noir" made use of Depeche Mode's "Black Celebration" track. View the
Confirmations of Depeche Mode's New Album & Tour In 2013
"Depeche Mode manager Jonathan Kessler explained that Gahan is now
fully immersed in his day job. He is recording the new Depeche album in Santa Barbara, California,
where Martin Gore resides, for an April 2013 release with a full world tour to follow, according to
Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Confirms New Album & Tour In
Get ready for a lot of new Depeche Mode in 2013. Dave Gahan spoke with Spinner
about the group's future plans once he and Martin Gore are done with their side
Dave Gahan reveals the legendary synth-pop band already has demoed
about 20 new songs for its as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2009′s Sounds of the Universe — and already
is making plans to take the new songs on the road next year.
In a short interview with Spin, Gahan reports that DM has reconvened with Ben
Hillier, who produced Sounds of the Universe and 2005′s Playing the Angel, and also has enlisted
the help of producer Christoffer Berg (Fever Ray, The Knife).
"We've probably got 20 songs demoed. Some of the songs are in really good shape,
some need some work, but we're definitely on track.
"We have a deadline of the end of November, and there's no reason we why we won't meet that at the
rate we're going"
Gahan also says that "There are already plans in place to be touring next
As for the addition of Berg to the DM studio team, Gahan said, “He’s a great
musician and has a lot of fantastic ideas. He’s not afraid to stand up and say, ‘I got an idea.’ I
like that. It’s quite intimidating working with a band like ours because you have certain
expectations of how it is. A lot are true and some aren’t. Martin and I are open to other people’s
Last week, Depeche Mode who was supposed to begin work on its 13th studio album, which Martin L.
Gore has said will be out “no later than early 2013.” released the first video evidence that the
group is at work on its next LP by releasing a 43-second time-lapse video of the band’s synths and
other gear being set up in a studio. Check it out below:
Martin Gore & Vince Clarke In May 2012 Issue Of
Gore & Vince Clarke (VCMG) appears on the cover of the May 2012 issue of
Keyboard magazine. The issue also features interviews with the 2 founding
members of Depeche Mode.
Keyboard Magazine is a magazine that originally covered
electronic keyboard instruments and keyboardists, though with the advent of computer based
recording and audio technology, they have added digital music technology to their regular coverage,
including those not strictly pertaining to the keyboard related
Abroad' Dances To 'Just Can't Get
Oh dear, I'm probably the last Depeche Mode fan to
know about this. I sure caught the episode late. Well, I was doing some household chores with
the tele on in the background when the unmistakable dance beats of Depeche Mode song
'Just Can't Get Enough' can be heard. Sure enough I dropped everything and rushed over to the
tele. Much to my delight and surprise there it was Karl Pilkington dancing to 'Just Can't
Get Enough' in an episode of 'An Idiot Abroad'. He was just dancing to it in some ancient Mexican
ruins. Watch the video snippet of it below:
Remastered Soundboard Recording of San Francisco Gig
A Depeche Mode fan
had remastered the soundboard recording of Depeche Mode's San Francisco gig from
1990 and mixed it with two audience recordings. The end result was
made available in online audio streaming format. An excellent job
well done. If interested listen to the fullstream over at SoundCloud.com
In a new interview with KROQ just
released at the KROQ site today, Martin Gore talks about his friendship with founding
Depeche Mode member and current collaborator on the VCMG techno project, Vince
Clarke, his reaction to Depeche Mode being cited as a main influence on the current
electronic dance movement (EDM) and the one Depeche Mode fans have been waiting for: the
progress on the new Depeche Mode album, amongst other things. Its an interesting
Electronic gurus and co-founders of Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke and Martin Gore
have finally reunited after 30 years to release a new collaboration
entitled‘Ssss’ under the moniker of VCMG.
‘Ssss’ is the first time the duo have worked
together since 1981 when Clarke left Depeche Mode. Clarke and Gore both worked from their
respective studios, corresponding via e-mail until the record was finished.
Now Music Feeds has the exclusive sssstream of VCMG’s
‘Ssss’. So sit back, relax and enjoy it at Musicfeeds.com.au
Martin Gore Hints At New Depeche Mode
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Martin
Gore talks about reuniting with Vince Clarke for the VCMG project and at the end of the
interview dropped big hints at a new Depeche Mode album:
"What else have you been working on recently? Is there a new Depeche Mode album
in the works? We finished this project last May or something. Since then I've been
working on writing songs for Depeche. And we are about to embark on a whole new project. We're
starting in the studio at the end of March, hoping to have an album finished by the end of the
year, and then probably getting to the whole touring process in 2013.
I think it's too early, really, to talk about [the record], because everybody is quite happy with
the actual sound of the demos, which is quite reassuring and a bit of a novelty. We feel like we've
got a head start on this album before we even got to the studio. It probably won't be out until
spring next year."
Depeche Mode does an amazing cover of U2's "So
Cruel". You can listen to it in the Youtube link
Its their contribution to the forthcoming "AHK-Toong
BAY-Bi Covered" CD, joining other bands in paying tribute to the 1991 U2 album "Achtung Baby". The
compilation CD, celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Achtung Baby", will come with the December
2011 issue of Q Magazine (#305). The magazine with the free CD will be in shops from October
Martin Reunites With Vince After 30
After 30 years working on
their respective ongoing music projects, Vince Clarke (Erasure / Yazoo / Depeche Mode) and Martin
L. Gore (Depeche Mode) come together for the first time since 1981 as VCMG (their combined
initials) to release a brand new album preceded by a series of EPs.
VCMG is the fruit of
initially tentative discussion and subsequent enthused collaboration where Vince and Martin, both
influential as pioneers in electronic music, get to exercise their lifelong love of the genre as
the techno inspired VCMG.
As Vince explains: "“I’ve
been getting into and listening to a lot of Minimal, Techno & House music and I got
reallyintrigued by all the sounds… I realised I needed a
collaborator… so it occurred to me to talk to Martin."
Gore said in a
press release, "Out of the blue I got an e-mail from Vince just saying, 'I'm interested in making a
techno album. Are you interested in collaborating?' This was maybe a year ago. He said, 'No
pressure, no deadlines,' so I said, 'OK,' and that's what we've been doing the
The writing and recording of
the album was done in a typically unique way with the pair working alone in their respective
studios, communicating only via email, exchanging files until the album was ready. It was in May
2011 that the pair met for the first time to discuss the project when they both performed at Short
Circuit presents Mute festival in London.
The album (title to be announced soon) which has already been
recorded was produced by Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore and mixed by the influential Californian
electronic artist Überzone / Q and will be released in the spring of 2012.
The first release is an EP entitled Spock. EP1 / SPOCK will feature
remixes from Edit-Select, aka Tony Scott, the UK DJ / producer and founder of EditSelect Records
whose previous remix credits include Speedy J, Death In Vegas and Gary Beck; Regis, British techno
musician Karl O'Connor, member of the Sandwell District collective and co-founder of Downwards
Records); DVS1, Brooklyn based producer Derek VanScoten (Radiohead / Sleigh Bells / Emancipator);
plus XOQ, the alter ego of Überzone / Q, who mixed the VCMG album.
EP1 / SPOCK will be available initially as a global exclusive on
Beatport on 30 November, and then on all DSPs from 12 December with the 12" release following on 19
The EP's titular track is here - stream it,
Susan Boyle Covers
Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence"
Susan Boyle has decided
to cover Depeche Mode's classic "Enjoy The Silence" which will feature in her forthcoming
third album "Someone to Watch Over Me" (out November 1st 2011). "The melody of the song is
just beautiful," Boyle tells Rolling Stone, "but really that lyric sounds like it will touch
so many people in the way it touched me." Boyle's version sounds like it has been slowed down
with the gender changed ("my little boy").
Depeche Mode Covers
Depeche Mode will contribute a cover of U2's
"So Cruel" to an upcoming Achtung Baby tribute album in connection with the 20th anniversary
reissue of Achtung Baby (the album turns 20 in November 2011). This was confirmed by the U2's
frontman, Bono, himself during a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival. The
cover was recorded in Santa Barbara and New York.
The English trio Depeche Mode forged synth-pop in the 1980s,
then scored massive hits in the 1990s with songs like “Personal Jesus” and “Enjoy the Silence.”
Now, the group has enlisted a crew of wiz to rework its back catalog the collection “Remixes 2:
81-11.” Frontman Dave Gahan joins us to talk about the album, the band and his career. Check out
the video below of the interview.
Depeche Mode - Remixes 2: 81-11
On 6 June 2011, Depeche Mode will release
Remixes 2: 81-11 on Mute. An inspiring collection of new and classic mixes of material
covering their entire career, the album includes remixes of tracks from their 1981 debut Speak
And Spell, through to 2009's Sounds Of The Universe, and is the follow-up to 2004's
million-plus selling Remixes 81-04. These remixes reinforce Depeche Mode's standing as one of
the world's most influential and innovative acts.
Depeche Mode have been at the forefront of remix culture for the best part of three decades and
this new compilation includes classic mixes from M83, UNKLE, Trentemøller, François Kervorkian and
Dan The Automator, alongside all-new mixes from Stargate, Eric Prydz, Karlsson & Winnberg (from
Miike Snow) and Röyksopp. In addition to this, the expanded editions include exclusive remixes by
former band members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder - the first time either artist has remixed tracks
for their former colleagues.
Remixes 2: 81-11 will be available in two different CD formats - Single and Triple Disc versions,
as well as digital download.
Highlights from the selection of classic mixes include reworkings of "Dream On" from 2001's
Exciter, "Suffer Well," "John the Revelator" and "A Pain That I'm Used To" from 2006's Playing The
Angel and "In Chains," "Peace" and "Wrong" from 2009's Sounds Of The Universe, while the new mixes
include "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and "Puppets" from 1981's Speak And Spell, "Never Let Me Down Again"
and "Behind The Wheel" from Music For The Masses as well as "A Question Of Time" from 1986's Black
Celebration. The lead single is "Personal Jesus", from 1990's Violator, also features several
strong remixes as part of the package.
01. Dream On (Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix) (2001)
02. Suffer Well (M83 Remix) (2006)
03. John The Revelator (UNKLE Reconstruction) (2006)
04. In Chains (Tigerskin's No Sleep Remix) (2011)
05. Peace (SixToes Remix) (2009)
06. Lilian (Chab Vocal Remix Edit) (2006)
07. Never Let Me Down Again (Digitalism Remix) (2006)
08. Corrupt (Efdemin Remix) (2009)
09. Everything Counts (Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin Dub) (2006)
10. Happiest Girl (The Pulsating Orbital Vocal Mix) (1990)
11. Walking In My Shoes (Anandamidic Mix) (1993)
12. Personal Jesus (The Stargate Mix) (2011)
13. Slowblow (Darren Price Mix) (1997)
01. Wrong (Trentemøller Club Remix) (2009)
02. World In My Eyes (Dub In My Eyes) (1990)
03. Fragile Tension (Peter Bjorn & John Remix) (2009)
04. Strangelove (Tim Simenon / Mark Saunders Remix) (1988)
05. A Pain That I'm Used To (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) (2005)
06. The Darkest Star (Monolake Remix) (2006)
07. I Feel You (Helmet At The Helm Mix) (1993)
08. Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix Edit) (2004)
09. Fly On The Windscreen (Death Mix) (1985)
10. Barrel Of A Gun (United Mix) (1997)
11. Only When I Lose Myself (Dan The Automator Mix) (1998)
12. Ghost (Le Weekend Remix) (2009)
01. Personal Jesus (Alex Metric Remix Edit) (2011)
02. Never Let Me Down Again (Eric Prydz Remix) (2011)
03. Behind The Wheel (Vince Clarke Remix) (2011)
04. Leave In Silence (Claro Intelecto 'The Last Time' Remix) (2011)
05. In Chains (Alan Wilder Remix) (2011)
06. When The Body Speaks (Karlsson & Winnberg Remix) (2011)
07. Puppets (Röyksopp Remix) (2011)
08. Tora! Tora! Tora! (Karlsson & Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix) (2011)
09. Freestate (Clark Remix) (2011)
10. I Want It All (Roland M. Dill Remix) (2011)
11. A Question Of Time (Joebot presents 'Radio Face' Remix) (2011)
12. Personal Jesus (Sie Medway-Smith Remix) (2011)