2013-01-31 Kevin & Bean, KROQ, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Dave Gahan called in from New York on the Kevin & Bean show. Depeche Mode's first single of Delta Machine, 'Heaven', was supposed to be premiered by KROQ that day, but a rumoured leak forced Depeche Mode to premiere the song a day earlier.

KROQ uploaded this podcast on their site.

Some quotes that KROQ typed out:

“You would be right in thinking that [the album is blues influenced]. It definitely has a lot of blues influences, I would say closer to what we were doing around the time of Songs of Faith & Devotion. Martin’s come up with all these blues riffs. Martin is an underrated songwriter.”

“Being an electronic band, primarily, you can really experiment a lot and the songs take on different arrangements, tempos, feels, before we find something.”

“The song we found to drive this record was the single, ‘Heaven.’”

“It was like a shot in the arm. I was like, ‘Ahh, I can’t wait to sing that song.’”

“I’m constantly surprised by this band. When I show up, really exciting things happen. I guess what I’m saying is, we’re not done yet.”

“We’re still kind of the biggest alternative band out there. We’ve been that band that nobody understood, then we’ve been the band that everybody tried to imitate, and suddenly we were the band that everybody says, ‘oh we were influenced by.’”

“Anyone that’s got any kind of coolness whatsoever seems to like Depeche Mode. I know I’m blowing our own trumpet, but we’re still kind of like the biggest alternative band out there somehow.”

  • Duration: 15:22 minutes


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