Robert Smith

Nadim Abbas, painter and singer for electro act A Roller Control

1. League Chicanos - Sebastien Tellier

The second track from the second album, Politics, of the reigning intergalactic prince of French pop.

2. Moonlight, Or Other Dreams, Or Other Fields - Current 93

Sunday, 2 January, 2011, 12:00am

The Cure

4:13 Dream (Universal)

After 30 years and 13 studio albums, Robert Smith is trying to reconcile the two distinct sides of his band's sound. Shades of the guitar squall heard on the opener to 1987's Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me can be heard on the angst-ridden It's Over, while there's the familiar buoyant pop Smith favours on Only One.

30 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Sevens scrum lucky for some; many miss out

A 15-hour wait for tickets to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens next year was worth it for out-of-town sporting fans Robert Smith and Mike Barker.

Sevens tickets safely in hand, they dashed to the airport to catch a flight to Las Vegas for another sporting event - the welterweight boxing showdown between Ricky Hatton and Floyd Mayweather.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Good guys wear black

The last time Robert Smith stopped in Hong Kong, he wasn't sure where he was. Tired and emotional after missing a connecting flight from Japan to Australia (or the other way round - he really can't remember), he recalls being in a hotel room with his band, the Cure, feeling far less than 100 per cent. Something to do with drinking. It was 1984.

19 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

No tickets for the big gig? Let us provide The Cure

In the mood for some Love Cats? Goth Brit-pop legend Robert Smith (below) and his band The Cure are coming to Hong Kong for a concert at the Asia-World Arena in Chek Lap Kok on July 30.

The group has been around since 1976, but this will be the first time they have played live in the city.

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Desperate and on the run

This is a strange book, but that's exactly what Kevin Brooks intended. Mr Brooks does not do 'normal' and this is what makes him such an intriguing novelist.

Being is a challenging story for older teens who enjoy something unusual. Prepare to come face to face with with ideas you've never considered. Being is a book like no other.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

The Cure

The Cure - Bloodflowers (Fiction) If this really is the last time, The Cure's main man, Robert Smith, has chosen a suitably high note on which to retire one of the most distinctive bands of the 1980s.

10 Mar 2000 - 12:00am