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Depeche Mode tease something is coming next week

Dave Gahan and Martin Gore were recently pictured in a recording studio

By Tom Skinner

Dave Gahan (left) and Martin Gore (right) performing live on-stage with Depeche Mode in 2018
Depeche Mode perform live. CREDIT: Wikimedia Commons

Depeche Mode are teasing an imminent announcement or a new release on social media – see the post below.

It comes after the surviving members of the electro-alternative band – frontman Dave Gahan and main songwriter Martin Gore – were pictured in a recording studio last month, leading fans to believe that new material was incoming.

“Finding stability in what we know and love, and focusing on what gives life meaning and purpose,” Depeche Mode captioned the image.

Andy Fletcher, the group’s founding member and keyboardist, died in May after suffering an aortic dissection while at home. He was 60 years old.

Last night (September 27), the band shared a grainy photo of a studio mixing desk and speaker on their official social media channels. The date “4. 10. 22” is displayed in red numbers, pointing towards some news or a release next Tuesday (October 4). You can see the post beneath.

Depeche Mode’s fourteenth and most recent studio album, Spirit, came out back in 2017. Last November, Gahan released his third collaborative record with Soulsavers, Imposter.

During an interview with NME in October 2021, the singer suggested that Depeche Mode would begin work on new music at some point this year.

“I know [Gore’s] been pottering away in his studio […], so I guess at some point next year we’ll get together,” he said. “Hopefully at least to just have a chat about what we both feel like we could move forward with.”

Announcing Fletcher’s death in May, Depeche Mode wrote: “We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher.

“Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint. Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy in this difficult time.”