Lead vocalist and guitarist of English rock group The Cure, Robert Smith says the band has always rejected convention.
The indie pop/rock icons are celebrating 40 years of performing and recording in the music industry.
The Cure is in Cape Town to headline the 2019 “Rock on the Lawns” music festivals at Kenilworth Racecourse on March 21.
Smith spoke with CapeTalk host John Maytham about the genesis of the group, their image, sound and evolution over the decades.
It doesn't really feel like I've been doing it for that long.— Robert Smith, frontman for 'The Cure'
We've enjoyed it and we've just recorded a new album for the first time in 10 years.— Robert Smith, frontman for 'The Cure'
I'm still doing this for the right reasons.— Robert Smith, frontman for 'The Cure'
We cover different styles of music, but because it's us doing it, it sounds like us.— Robert Smith, frontman for 'The Cure'
Listen to him chat on John Maytham Show: