The Cult have been around for almost four decades and they are still creating incredible rock music. Lead singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy joined Matt Pinfield for this episode of “New & Approved” to discuss what has been keeping them busy lately.
The Cult have just released their eleventh full-length studio album “Under The Midnight Sun,” which they break down with Matt. The record consists of just eight well-made tracks because
Astbury and Duffy heavily believe in “quality over quantity.” Astbury and Duffy also reveal some of their greatest inspirations since the 1970s. Some of the bands and musicians they credit to shaping their sound are Slade, David Bowie, Mott The Hoople, Free, New York Dolls, and Genesis. The early beginnings of punk rock especially inspired the two musicians as they were attending many wild punk shows as they were growing up.
We also learn about how Duffy and Astbury first met and decided to work in music together. Boy George actually was a major influence in making this happen. They also discuss their writing processes and how they create songs together.
Be sure to check out “Under The Midnight Sun” and find out what The Cult is up to on their website here: https://thecult.us/UTMS/index.html