Very few bands have survived the decades like Depeche Mode – barely at points, but survived they have. From their early electro-pop beginnings with tracks like 80’s classic ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ to the 90’s grunge re-encarnation of ‘Song of Faith & Devotion’. No matter why they do, they continue to stay relevant, whilst sticking to their synth credentials. They should have come in and out of fashion so many times over the last thirty or so years, but somehow they have managed to keep on top throughout. It’s been four years since their last studio album ‘Delta Machine’. March this year sees the release of the band’s fourteenth album ‘Spirit’. The band have proved their fingers are just as on the ball, by employing Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford on production duties, who has previously put his magic touch to acts like Foals, Arctic Monkeys and Florence & The Machine. The first release from it is ‘Where’s The Revolution’. It’s the dark and moody trip you’d expect from the boys, taking their trademark synths, and mixing them with the production values of a band with a lot of new ideas, even after all these years. With a new world tour, and Glastonbury rumours, it looks like there’s much more Depeche Mode still ahead.