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Depeche Mode

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, June 2013

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST, "the world's leading music industry event". Depeche Mode are onstage in a conference room at Austin Convention Center answering questions about the future of music – "Er, bright," says Andrew "Fletch" Fletcher – and promotion strategy for their new album Delta Machine. Then a woman takes the audience Q&A mike: "I'm Jackie from Boston, and I just want to thank you very much for the wicked healthy sex life you all helped us with. I'd say a lot of people here have boned to Depeche Mode."

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