You've warmed to The Creatures, now meet The Glove - the next episode in that long-running saga of the fun - loving musical folk who make up Siouxsie And The Banshees.
Hot on the trail of Siouxsie and Budgie's success with The Creatures and the re-emergence of Robert Smith in his other guise as one half of The Cure, Smith joins with the remaining Banshee Steve Severin to don mean and moody black shades and form The Glove.
The first product of this alliance is a single 'Like An Animal' while an album is on it's way. This means the inevitable round of interviews and promotion and, with Robert flying off to America with The Cure, Steve Severin has been landed with the task. Unfortunately the quiet bassist doesn't greatly like interviews, or interviewers for that matter. "I took an instant dislike to doing interviews - and journalists. I only like doing them when there's something to say - something to talk about."
OK Steve, so how did The Glove start?
With the appearance of The Glove and the
separate work of The Creatures the question inevitably arises - is this the end
of Siouxsie And The Banshees?
So why is there the need for The Glove
at all? What can it offer that the Banshees can't?
What sort of music has this happy little
union created? For a start, the single has received mixed reactions. The
instrumentation has a Cure/Banshees ring about it but the weak vocals turn it
into something of a damp squib. The other side though, has Smith's vocals
bringing all the angst and emotion we are used to in a number that improves with
every play. Steve has experienced the same sort of reactions.
"I've never been able to categorize what Siouxsie And The Banshees have produced and this is the same. I imagine people who don't like The Cure and the Banshees might like it - if they get to hear it, or want to hear it that is."
You get the impression that talking to
journalists about his music would not rank in Steve Severin's top ten most
stimulating experiences league. He seems equally unimpressed by the prospect of
any sort of commercial success for The Glove.
Eleanor Levy 27/08/83