Goodbye 2011, hello 2012!

When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2012, I bid 2011 a not so fond farewell. 2012 is already proving to be an exciting year for DM fans, as more rumors and delectable bits of information start to leak out. What do we have to look forward to?

VCMG – Martin and Vince’s minimal techno collaboration is off to a great start, with the first single “Spock” out last month, and the next single “Single Blip” on its way. The 10-track album Ssss will be out March 12. Check out the full press release.

Dave’s Been Busy – In a radio interview last summer, Dave mentioned he was writing songs with Kap10Kurt for a new Depeche Mode record, and also writing songs with Rich Machin of Soulsavers for what would most likely be a solo record. News on the latter projects has been silent since, but a fan who recently ran into Dave in NYC said Dave mentioned a solo project for the spring of this year (unconfirmed). This is interesting because…

A new Depeche Mode album is on the horizon! With some 20 demos in-hand, the band met last week in Santa Barbara to discuss the new album. Fletch has been saying in interviews that they will be in the studio in March, and there are rumors of the gears for tour logistics starting to turn. Estimates for the tour timeframe are looking like 2013, with rumors of the tour announcement in the fall of 2012. No producer has been announced, but furious speculation (wishing) is well underway on fan forums. Remember, this info is NOT hard confirmed – this is what is whispering in the winds from various sources. Nothing is final until official news goes up on, or other professional media outlets. For the latest breadcrumbs, make sure you’re subscribed to their news feeds, this blog, and reading the forums. I’ll be sure to update with what I learn (and can legally share)!


Amanda is an enthusiastic, globe-trotting Mode fan who discovered the band in late 1998. Although she often feels like she got a late start in the Depeche Mode's career, she's survived nearly 20 years of the fandom, five new albums and multiple meetings with her love for the band intact (and stronger than ever). Amanda is a life-long creative, a classically trained graphic designer, working professionally as a User Experience Designer for one of the world's largest technology companies. When not at work or traveling for Depeche, she enjoys character illustration, comics, movies and Japanese Culture. And cats. Lots of Cats.

  • Beetee

    But Dave was seen two days ago in Soho…

  • Amanda

    I’m sorry, I don’t understand. Dave being seen in Soho on Jan 24 (going by your comment) doesn’t seem to conflict with the info I provided here on Jan 16.