Depeche Mode are an English electronic band that formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group consists of founders Dave Gahan (lead vocals, occasional songwriter since 2005), Martin Gore (guitar, keyboards, vocals, main songwriter since 1982), and Andy Fletcher (keyboards, bass guitar). Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Original band member Vince Clarke (keyboards, guitar, main songwriter from 1980 to 1981), left the band after the release of the album, leaving the band as a trio to record A Broken Frame, released the following year. Gore took over the lead songwriting duties and, later in 1982, Alan Wilder (keyboards, drums, bass guitar, occasional songwriter) officially joined the band to fill Clarke's spot, establishing a line up that would continue for the next 13 years. Depeche Mode have been a trio again since 1995, when Wilder left.
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California Sounds: Julia Holter and Nite Jewel explore Depeche Mode; Health does New Order; Dale Crover drums; the Rain Parade gets reissued
Health, “Blue Monday” (Loma Vista). The Los Angeles quartet long ago earned the cred to tackle this dance floor classic by New Order, which was commissioned for the new Charlize Theron thriller “Atomic Blonde.” Originally written in mourning of the…
via LA Times at August 18, 2017
Cole M.G.N and Nedelle Torrisi also contribute to the “Condemnation” cover
via Pitchfork at July 27, 2017
The band are currently on tour in support of their latest album 'Spirit'Dave Gahan was hospitalised earlier this week after suffering stomach problems Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan has been discharged from hospital in Belarus. The electropop band…
via NME at July 19, 2017
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