Depeche Mode reveal hopes for new album, their thoughts on Brexit, plans for the tour - and coping with young children.
Depeche Mode are seen as one of the most influential British bands on the music industry with their own style of electronic pop. However, now they are trying to be influential in a different way by getting political with their new album "Spirit", which features this track "Where's the Revolution". The song was written two years ago but, according to the band, it's now extremely relevant. SOUNDBITE, Depeche Mode keyboardist, Andy Fletcher, saying (English): "Even I when I first heard the songs was going 'oh is this a bit heavy?' And then of course Trump becomes President, and Brexit and the National Front in France and Syria's, you know and then you start and I said to Martin the other day 'you really were on the right track'.' SOUNDBITE, Depeche Mode guitarist and keyboardist, Martin Gore, saying (English): "In a way it's a horrible thing to say but fortunately the world is in a horrible mess right now and I said to someone the other day I'd much rather the album not be so appropriate for the times and the world been a better place." SOUNDBITE, Depeche Mode keyboardist, Andy Fletcher, saying (English): "We don't feel music can change things really but just to make people think a bit you know look around the world and see what's going on." Depeche Mode will be taking their new political music on a European tour from the beginning of May.