Depeche Mode is an electronica band formed in Essex, England in 1980. The group is a trio including vocalist Dave Gahan, keyboardist and guitarist Martin Gore, and keyboardist Andy Fletcher. Depeche Mode led the British New Wave movement with dance hits and emo songs that appealed to the disaffected youth of the time.
The Violator album propelled the band into international stardom. Released in 1990, hit tracks include“Personal Jesus,”“Enjoy the Silence,” and“Policy of Truth.” The album’s themes of obsession, guilt, and salvation were wrapped inside a package of pop and rock. Violator reached the number two spot on the UK Albums Chart, and was the band’s first album to enter the US Billboard charts in the top ten.
Violator album cover art
Text: Depeche Mode
*Please note, sizes may vary from measurements up to 2''