Depeche Mode founder members to work together for first time in three decades

Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore is to work with Vince Clarke on a new project, marking the first time the pair have worked together since 1981. The new project is entitled VCMG and will release a new EP in December and a full-length album at some point during 2012. At this time, no further details are known about the album

Both Clarke and Gore were essential members of the early Depeche Mode. Clarke left the band in 1981 to persue other projects: quickly teaming up with Alison Moyet in the fairly short-lived Yazoo and releasing a one-off single with The Assembly, before forming Erasure with Andy Bell, with whom he would score a string of hit singles and albums.

Martin Gore, meanwhile was promoted to cheif songwriter with Depeche Mode. Under his leadership, the band moved away from synth pop into other rock/pop genres and achieve huge success.

Listen to a cool cover of Yazoo’s ‘Don’t Go’ in the widget on this page.

Watch a couple of clips from Clarke and Gore’s past below.